Thursday, February 21, 2013

Horizontal Well Studies Taking More Time But W.Va. DEP Explains Why

West Virginia DEP Secretary Randy Huffman updated lawmakers this week on the status of key regulatory studies his department is undertaking as part of the 2011 passage of the state's new Horizontal Well Act.  That act called for the DEP to undertake three studies and have two of those completed by the end of 2012.  The DEP has yet to complete those two studies, and Secretary Huffman explained that he decided "to be late rather than turning in something we wouldn't be proud of."  He noted that his agency has "taken a lot of time with these studies to try to be as scientific and comprehensive as we could."

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