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DEP releases state of environment report

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Department of Environmental Protection recently released the fifth edition of its State of the Environment Report. “It’s a snapshot of as many measurements as we can realistically come up with for the health of the state’s environment; air, land and water,” state DEP Secretary Randy Huffman said. The DEP draws no [...]

By | June 17th, 2015|Industry News|0 Comments

Implementation of the 2015 Aboveground Storage Tank Act

To:           All IOGAWV Members From:       Bob Radabaugh, Chairman, Environmental & Safety Committee Date:        June 15, 2015 Subject:    Implementation of the 2015 Aboveground Storage Tank Act   Late last week, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) sent a reminder to all owners of above ground storage tanks that addressed the importance of ...

By | June 15th, 2015|Action Alerts|Comments Off on Implementation of the 2015 Aboveground Storage Tank Act

Rotary Learns About Independent Oil, Gas

Dennis Xander, from the Independent Oil and Gas Association of W.Va. (IOGA), spoke to the Rotary club May 20. He is part of a campaign sponsored by the Just Beneath the Surface Alliance to provide the public with an in-depth look into the natural gas industry. Their goal is to be a source of information [...]

By | May 27th, 2015|Industry News|0 Comments

Clearing Up Myths About Gas ‘Pooling’ Laws

The debate in West Virginia over pooling of the Marcellus Shale has been spirited to say the least. As the debate increases in intensity, emotional rhetoric trumps pragmatism and analysis of what is the best course for developing our resources and how to use these resources within the borders of our state. Thousands of hours [...]

By | May 3rd, 2015|Industry News|0 Comments

West Virginia Senate Bill 423 Amends Above Ground Storage Tank Act

Even before the June 6, 2014 effective date of the above ground Storage Tank Act, representatives of the industries most impacted by the expansive and detailed AST Act had been working to educate the public, regulators and legislators about the more burdensome and overreaching provisions of the Act. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing [...]

By | April 20th, 2015|Legislative Updates|0 Comments

Lawmakers OK budget, correct vetoed bills

The budget bill (HB2016) takes $22.7 million from the state’s “Rainy Day” reserve fund to balance the budget, but it also partially restores several spending cuts Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin had proposed. That includes reducing a proposed $12 million cut in higher education funding to about $4.6 million. It also reduces proposed cuts to Health [...]

By | March 18th, 2015|Legislative Updates|0 Comments

Chemical tank safety rollback passes House

The bill to significantly scale back West Virginia’s year-old law regulating aboveground chemical storage tanks like the one that caused the January 2014 water crisis easily passed the House of Delegates on Friday. Delegates approved the bill (SB423) on a vote of 78-21, after rejecting what Republican and Democratic leaders had described as an agreed-to [...]

By | March 13th, 2015|Legislative Updates|0 Comments

House votes to change tank law

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The House of Delegates decided Friday to change the Aboveground Storage Tank Act passed last year following the Freedom Industries chemical spill and water emergency. The bill (SB423) passed 78-21 and was returned to the Senate with the final day of the 60-day regular session set for Saturday. Some opponents of the [...]

By | March 13th, 2015|Legislative Updates|0 Comments

Gasland on Trial: Pennsylvania Court Rules Gas Drilling Not an Abnormally Dangerous or Ultrahazardous Activity

The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania entered summary judgment in favor of Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation on February 9 in a case arising in Dimock Township, Pennsylvania. Dimock Township is a rural political subdivision of Susquehanna County that is about 29.5 square miles in size and was made famous by [...]

By | February 12th, 2015|Legislative Updates|0 Comments

Editorial: Correcting water tank law is the right thing to do

The 2015 West Virginia Legislature is considering changes to last year’s aboveground storage tank law that established rules and regulations intended to prevent a re-occurrence of last year’s water crisis. The act was passed toward the end of the legislative session, in which lawmakers devoted considerable time responding to the Great Water Crisis of 2014. [...]

By | February 6th, 2015|Legislative Updates|0 Comments