The first meeting of the W.Va. Legislature's special Marcellus legislative study group is set for July 12 at 6 p.m. in Charleston. The meeting will be held at the State Capitol in the Senate Judiciary Committee Room. The study group includes 10 legislators -- five from each house of the Legislature.
W.Va. Senate Members:
Doug Facemire, D-Braxton, Co-Chair
Karen Facemeyer R-Jackson
Corey Palumbo D-Kanawha
Herb Snyder D-Jefferson
Orphy Klempa D-Ohio
W.Va. House Members:
Tim Manchin, D-Marion, Co-Chair
Barbara Fleischauer D-Monongalia
Tom Campbell, D-Greenbrier
Woody Ireland, R-Ritchie
Bill Anderson, R-Wood
To coincide with this, members of a new group called "West Virginia for a Moratorium on Marcellus" is organizing a rally on July 11. The rally is designed "to demonstrate support for a moratorium on Marcellus shale drilling and fracking." The vent will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the State Capitol Building.