Friday, February 25, 2011

Scaled Back Marcellus Regulatory Bills Remain Alive, But Without Forced Pooling

Legislators in both houses of the West Virginia Legislature scaled back legislative proposals related to added regulations and fees on Marcellus Shale drilling activities in the state. The bills were approved by committees in both houses….in an effort to keep them alive during the remaining two weeks of the 2011 regular legislative session. Neither proposal includes any forced pooling provisions. If each bill is passed by its respective house, then lawmakers will need to see if they can reconcile the differing versions in the bills.

Read articles:

Marcellus shale bills progressing
Charleston Daily Mail

Lawmakers scale back proposed Marcellus regulations
The Charleston Gazette