Morrisey addresses water crisis

Local - 1/14/2014 5:56 PM by Stuart Hammer

BECKLEY – Attorney General Patrick Morrisey addressed the water crisis in Charleston today at the Rotary Club.

Morrisey has taken a stand against price gouging in Southern West Virginia. He says since last week his office has received more than 150 calls to report gouging, and 75 of those have resulted in investigations.

Morrisey says cease and desist letters have been issued, and as more evidence is gathered, subpoenas could also be issued.

As more and more communities are given the all-clear to begin flushing their water system, Morrisey says he hopes to lead the charge in getting answers for the people of West Virginia.

“I was very clear. I’m not going to tolerate price gouging. But the good news is West Virginians, in general, reacted in such a positive manner.”

Morrissey says he won't quit searching for answers until he can be assured something like this never happens again.

“But now it's important to being to start getting answers to a lot of questions so that the West Virginia public can be assured they have a good clean water supply.”


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