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West Virginia Marcellus gas legislation ready for review

February 21, 2011

Much of West Virginia lies above the Marcellus Shale.  Later this week a new bill will be voted on that tweaks and rewrites much of the existing law concerning unconventional drilling practices.

“The legislation up for review seeks to address industry needs, environmental concerns, and the rights of mineral and surface owners. The proposal would cover everything from applying for needed permits and drawing boundaries for drill sites to storing the large volumes of water needed to extract the gas.”


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