The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is conducting a second workshop for the state's oil and natural gas industry. The workshop is addressing the recently passed horizontal drilling legislation (Natural Gas Horizontal Well Control Act). At today's workshop, DEP officials focused on working together with the industry to help foster the timely and complete application and processing of drilling permits. State officials stressed the importance of following the new permitting check list and the filing of a complete water management plan in order to ensure a successful permitting process.
Here is a link to the W.Va. DEP's Office of Oil & Gas: