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