Tuesday, July 5, 2011

First Meeting Of Marcellus Legislative Study Group Set For July 12 In Charleston

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.