Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Marcellus Moratorium Drilling Calls Continue; Legislators Hope To Have Work On Regulatory Bill By August

Calls for imposing a drilling moratorium on Marcellus Shale wells continued last evening at a public meeting held in Morgantown. The meeting was the second of a series that are being organized by the House members of the Legislature's special Marcellus Shale study group. According to media reports, the meeting attracted 300 people, and 60 people provided comments -- both supportive of drilling and against.

Click to read articles:
- Associated Press
- The Dominion Post

Also, Delegate Tim Manchin, the House co-chair of the legislative study group, told MetroNews that it will be a challenge to have a Marcellus regulatory bill ready by early September. Delegate Manchin added, however, that he thinks the committee "will have some real substantive work on a bill" by the August legislative interim meetings in Charleston. Those meeting are set for August 1-3. Click to read MetroNews article.