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Guthrie appointed to W.Va. water study commission

By The Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – State Delegate Nancy Guthrie will serve on a panel dedicated to reviewing a new law to protect drinking water supplies.

The Kanawha County Democrat will be on the 12-member Public Water System Supply Study Commission. House Speaker Tim Miley appointed her Aug. 21 and announced it in a Tuesday news release.

Senate President Jeff Kessler appointed Kanawha County Health Officer Dr. Rahul Gupta last week. Gupta and Guthrie will be nonvoting members.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin will appoint four members. The Public Service Commission, state agencies, Rural Water Association and Municipal League will pick the rest.

The panel will submit reports to a joint legislative committee by Dec. 15 annually, starting this year.

The law responds to a January chemical spill that tainted 300,000 people’s water for days.


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