Wednesday, January 30, 2013

W.Va. DEP Misses Deadlines For Environmental Studies Related To Drilling Activities

State regulators are behind schedule on the release of two key studies mandated as part of the horizontal drilling legislation that was enacted in late 2010, according to an article in The Charleston Gazette.  The newspaper reports that the W.Va. Department of Environmental Protection is required to conduct studies of noise, light and dust from drilling operations, air pollution from well sites, and the use of wastewater impoundments by the oil and gas industry.  Click to read the entire article.