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Environmental advocates say the 2023 West Virginia legislative session yielded incremental progress, with some key priorities still not satisfied after some limiting compromises.

The West Virginia Rivers Coalition had entered the session with two priorities: protection against PFAS, industrial chemicals linked to adverse health effects, and more funding for the understaffed, cash-strapped state inspection unit responsible for regulating the state’s gas and oil industry.

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