Thursday, August 18, 2011

Marcellus Shale Bill Likely Won't Be Completed This Year

The two co-chairs of the state Legislature's Marcellus Shale study committee have differing viewpoints on the pace with which they will work on possible regulatory legislation. The Senate's Chair, Senator Doug Facemire, reportedly is wanting to go more slowly than his House counterpart on the development of a Marcellus legislative proposal. As a result, it appears the matter will await full legislative consideration until the 2012 regular session of the W.Va. Legislature. Some lawmakers had hoped that the issue would be dealt with this year during a special session. However, lawmakers are scheduled to complete work on a redistricting bill during this week's special session, and another special session in 2011 appears unlikely.

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