Clarksburg Exponent Telegram
NEWS
GUIDES
NIE
ADS
CIRC.
LINKS
HOME MAIL

TODAY'S
NEWS

LOCAL NEWS
SPORTS
BIRTHS
OBITUARIES
CALENDAR
OPINIONS
COLUMNS
LETTERS TO
THE EDITOR


News Search

WEB LINKS
FUN LINKS
Kid Stuff, Museums to visit, Games to play
NEWSPAPERS
IN EDUCATION

For Students and Teachers
NEWS LINKS
Newspapers, Politics, Space, Comics, Weather, Sports, Internet, Lottery
REFERENCE PAGE
Reference Starting Points, Dictionaries, U.S. Government Sources, Other Sites, Universities and Colleges, News
REVIEWS
Books and Music
WEST VIRGINIA LINKS

THIS SITE IS
BEST VIEWED
WITH THE
LATEST VERSION OF:
msexplorer
INTERNET EXPLORER

CORRECTIONS
AND ADDITIONS

Copyright
Clarksburg Publishing
Company 2000

Clarksburg
Publishing Company,
P.O. Box 2000,
Clarksburg, WV 26302
USA

CURRENT STORIES


Clarksburg meetings to focus on the environment

by Paul Darst

STAFF WRITER

For residents and officials in North Central West Virginia, dealing with state government usually means either endless hours on the telephone or a two-hour trip to Charleston.

But this week, raising environmental concerns to state officials won't be as hard to do.

Director Mike Castle and other officials from the state Division of Environmental Protection are scheduled to conduct two meetings in Clarksburg, according to information from the division's office in Charleston.

At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, officials will meet with the citizens. The next morning at 10 a.m., they plan to meet with officials from around the area.

"This will be an informational-styled meeting with the emphasis on the attendees being given a forum to ask environmental questions," Harrison County Commissioner Beth Taylor said.

"It's not going to be a lecture. They're not just going to give us the information of their choosing."

Taylor, who is chairing the meeting, does not know how many public officials will attend, but those from Braxton, Gilmer, Lewis, Harrison, Preston, Taylor, Doddridge, Marion and Monongalia counties are invited to attend, according to the release.

Residents are invited to discuss any environmental issue with division officials, Taylor said. One topic she would like to see raised involves the impact of a Salem sewer project, she said.

"The folks of Salem have never had this issue resolved," she said.

"This would be a way to bring it to the state's attention and get it on the record."

Having the meeting in Harrison County should put residents who have to deal with state government more at ease, she said.

"Much of the time, individual citizens become confused about who to call," she said. "They can become tired of wading through the red tape."

But this week's meetings will give them a chance to go right to the top with their concerns, she said.

Staff writer Paul Darst can be reached at 626-1404.

SUBSCRIPTION
INFORMATION
(print version)

CLASSIFIED ADS

ADVERTISING
RATES
HARRISON COUNTY
RELOCATION GUIDE
News Search