Following Governor’s Lead, DEP Plans to Reduce Vehicle Fleet


CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Following the lead of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice, who announced earlier this week plans to cut the number of vehicles used by his own office, the Department of Environmental Protection is also reducing its fleet.

The DEP will be eliminating 35 vehicles, representing 50 percent of the agency’s current number of pool vehicles and nine percent of its overall fleet.

“We will make every effort to streamline our costs for the benefit of the taxpayers of West Virginia,” said DEP Cabinet Secretary Austin Caperton. “The governor has laid out clear direction to reduce costs wherever possible. The DEP is certainly no exception.”

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Kelley Gillenwater
304-926-0499, ext. 1331