Friday, February 18, 2011

Marcellus Drilling Regs, Statutory Pooling Topics Of Public Hearing At The Capitol

A public hearing at the State Capitol yesterday afternoon brought forth a number of differing views about the pros and cons of increased natural gas drilling in West Virginia. The hearing was called so the public could provide comments on proposed legislation that would expand the state’s regulatory powers on natural gas drilling, particularly horizontal drilling activities, and would allow for statutory forced pooling. Trade groups leaders and companies talked about the economic benefits of expanded horizontal drilling, while surface owners and environmentalists expressed a variety of concerns and fears. Provided are links to articles about the hearing:
- The Charleston Gazette
- Charleston Daily Mail
- Associated Press