The Finance and Judiciary Committees of the West Virginia Legislature are holding special joint meetings to learn about natural gas activities related to development of the Marcellus Shale. The public meetings are an outgrowth of a series of interim committee meetings held throughout 2010. The most recent meeting on February 4 focused on investment potential that the Marcellus Shale development may provide to the state, as well as a new permit and bonding policy of the state DOH that is in response to horizontal drilling activity impacts on roads. A future meeting will focus on proposed statutory pooling provisions, which are being advocated by LGCR and natural gas trade groups. Click to read an article on the meetings in The Charleston Gazette.
Lewis Glasser and its government relations affiliate, LGCR Government Solutions, are monitoring these meetings as well as other legislative matters related to the natural gas industry.