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Online Petition Related To Water Crisis Gains Nearly 10,000 Signatures Over Weekend

Reported: Jan. 31, 2014 10:34 AM EST
Updated: Feb. 3, 2014 10:36 AM EST
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Bethany Simmons) - An online petition related to the West Virginia water crisis that has affected the water supply for more than 300,000 customers has gained nearly 10,000 signatures since Friday.

A petition on the "We the People, Your Voice In Our Government" section of the White House.gov website had 13,972 signatures Monday and calls for an investigation of the "mismanagement of the West Virginia water crisis by state and county officials as well as West Virginia American Water."

You can view or sign the petition here.

The site said it has a goal of 100,000 signatures that must be obtained by Feb. 20. As of Monday, just more than 86,000 signatures were needed on the petition.

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Jeff Morris, Heath Harrison) -- Several online petitions have surfaced related to the West Virginia water crisis.

A petition on the "We the People, Your Voice In Our Government" section of the White House website has 4,377 signatures and calls for an investigation of the "mismanagement of the West Virginia water crisis by state and county officials as well as West Virginia American Water."

The petition can be found
here

The “We the People” petitioning system was launched by the Obama administration in 2011. Petitions can be started by citizens, and those that reach a signature threshold of 100,000 signatures will receive an official response from the White House.

Meanwhile, West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant also is urging state residents to sign an online petition asking the Centers for Disease Control to post water testing results online.

The online petition is available by clicking the link at the top of the secretary of state’s website here



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