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Chamber to visit EPA, US Capitol

The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce will be visiting the U.S. Capitol and regional offices of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as part of a one-day tour to promote the state and discuss environmental policies with federal regulators.

The Chamber will hold its annual "fly-in" at the EPA's Region 3 offices in Philadelphia Tuesday morning to allow state business leaders to meet with EPA Region 3 administrator Shawn Garvin and his staff.

The Chamber began the annual event more than 30 years ago to give Chamber members an opportunity to speak directly with regional EPA officials about the need for safe, clean environmental policies, while at the same time protecting West Virginia jobs.

The Chamber said in a news release they expect record attendance at the meeting this year.

Following the meeting, Chamber officials will travel to Washington, D.C. to host a special event at the U.S. Capitol.

The Chamber is sponsoring the "A Taste of West Virginia" event from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Hart Senate Office Building to showcase West Virginia products and highlight the state's 150th birthday this year.

The state's Congressional delegation is expected to attend the event, which will feature West Virginia foods, desserts and drinks.



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