Federal judge puts fracking waste ban on hold until Feb. 11 hearing

Posted: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 7:57 pm By Sarah Plummer REGISTER-HERALD REPORTER A federal judge has granted an emergency injunction to prevent Fayette County from enforcing a countywide ban on the storage and disposal of oil and gas waste. Judge John Copenhaver Jr. granted the injunction Tuesday to put a hold on the ban until [...]

By | January 20th, 2016|Industry News, Legislative Updates|0 Comments

CBS News Money Watch

ByRobert Hennelly MoneyWatch December 18, 2015, 6:00 AM Look no further than Ohio, that essential swing state in presidential elections. Gasoline is now $1.57 a gallon at the GetGo in Madison, Ohio, well below the $2 per gallon national average. Back in January 2014 the average price in Ohio was $3.29 a gallon. That's a [...]

By | January 18th, 2016|Legislative Updates|0 Comments

IPAA:Big Win on Hydraulic Fracturing Rule

September 30, 2015 Dear IPAA Member: I'm pleased to announce that earlier today, a federal judge in Wyoming issued a preliminary injunction against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) that prevents the agency from regulating hydraulic fracturing on federal lands until the court hears a case brought by IPAA and others against the federal [...]

By | October 7th, 2015|Industry News, Legislative Updates|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