Thursday, October 13, 2011

Special Marcellus Legislative Committee Continues Work On Proposed Regulatory Bill

Members of the Legislature's special Marcellus study committee are meeting this week in Charleston, and the committee continues to make modifications to a proposed bill. This week the committee changed the buffer zone distance requirements involved with drilling. The committee also may reconsider a proposed $10,000 drilling permit fee...and change this to be $5,000.

The joint committee has been examining a wide range of regulatory issues related to Marcellus Shale drilling and production.

Click to read news articles:

Marcellus Shale Committee Approves Well Setback Standards
The State Journal, October 13, 2011

Legislative panel cuts buffer for Marcellus drilling
The Register-Herald, Oct. 13, 2011