Natural Resources Committee chair Joe Talbott said the bill is especially important with a national caving convention being held in Greenbrier County later this year.
“It helps the economy of West Virginia, and it protects the property owners where those caves are located,” Talbott said. “It will make it easier for those people to access West Virginia and make it a lot easier for them to take part in wild, wonderful West Virginia.”
The bill will treat spelunking much like other recreational activities such as swimming or running.
Source: WVHTC Foundation