Haz-Mat Response Team in Billings used to rely on State and Federal funding but
this source has dried up. Keeping team together with local funding that may only
last two more years. ..." 2/24
Need legislation for increased funding."
A bit of background here.
Local HAZMAT teams are there to provide immediate response to HAZMAT issues including but not limited to: train derailments, oil spills, pipeline bursts, opiod/meth den cleanups, refinery fires, flooding of farm fields, & so on. 4/24
basis with state dollars in a grant basis. Meaning, the state must grant the
money first before the feds can step in and help. Here's the problem....
Yellowstone County blow, no local HAZMAT can deal with it. If a pipeline bursts,
no local HAZMAT can deal with it.
At the LEPC Yellowstone County meeting Thursday, Mayor Cole of Billings was in attendance. He took note of the HAZMAT funding issue.
show up on June 7, and VOTE like your life depends on it. Because with the elimination of HAZMAT funding, it truly does.