10 Sep Bushfire problems should take priority, » a spokeswoman for the governor’s office said earlier this month
Bushfire problems should take priority, » a spokeswoman for the governor’s office said earlier this month.
The governor is not the only one in the Democratic field who sees problems with the smoke and debris left over from the wildfires, which are still raging across the state and claimed some 600 lives.
Former governor Lincoln Chafee has expressed concern for the state’s infrastructure after hearing about the state’s long-term health issues.
« This is a challenge we cannot ignore, a건마nd a challenge we cannot tolerate, » he wrote to constituents in September. « The fires in West Virginia are the largest in the nation’s history. The health of West Virginians is seriously affected, particularly in parts of the state that are home to many of the poorest residents in the U.S., including communities in which more than 100,000 people have no health insurance. »
Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., also weighed in on the state’s long-term environmental problems earlier this year with a letter he wrote to the state’s secretary of health in May that said the state has to improve its infrastructu영주출장마사지 영주출장샵re, especially in rural areas.
« In order for us to maintain a healthy climate and protect our climate, our state leaders must do more to improve West Virginia’s environmental infrastructure, » he wrote.
Rockefeller and Chafee have also clashed with each other during campaigns, with Chafee backing West Virginia Republican Senate 공주출장안마 공주출장샵candidate Tom Carper in his bid to unseat Rockefeller last year.
Chafee endorsed Carper in the GOP primary, but the two have continued their personal attacks on each other. Chafee has also criticized the senator for his decision to endorse the Senate Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential candidate, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley.
Carpenter and former senator Jim Webb also clashed over the aftermath of the fires, with Chafee calling the former senator’s comments over the issue « offensive. »
The governor’s office defended him in the letter to state officials, pointing out the wildfires were a natural natural disaster and not caused by a human factor.