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State, congressional leaders hoping to bring hydrogen hub to West Virginia

By Steven Allen Adams, The Inter-Mountain

CHARLESTON — Economic development officials and congressional leaders believe that West Virginia would be a prime candidate for a massive project to demonstrate the use of hydrogen for use in manufacturing.

The West Virginia Hydrogen Hub Working Group held its first organizational meeting Friday. Last week, Gov. Jim Justice and three members of the state’s congressional delegation announced the creation of the working group. The working group includes U.S. Senators Joe Manchin, Shelley Moore Capito, and 1st District Congressman David McKinley — the three congressional leaders who voted in favor of the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act last year.

“We are all in agreement on this,” Manchin said in a phone interview Thursday. “It’s something that we, as West Virginians, can do to help our country as we transition … we have a responsibility to continue to be creative and innovative and using research and development for technology.”

To read more: https://www.theintermountain.com/news/local-news/2022/02/state-congressional-leaders-hoping-to-bring-hydrogen-hub-to-west-virginia/

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