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

GOP takes control of W.Va. Legislature for 1st time in 8 decades

After more than 80 years of being on the outside looking in, Republicans officially took control of the West Virginia Legislature on Wednesday, promising to bring prosperity to the state. During floor sessions that began at noon, Delegate Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, was elected House speaker and Sen. Bill Cole, R-Mercer, was elected Senate president. After [...]

By | January 14th, 2015|Legislative Updates|0 Comments

Marshall County plant loses fracking fight

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A West Virginia judge has thrown out new legal challenges to a plan for natural gas production near a Marshall County chemical plant. Late in December, Marshall Circuit Judge David W. Hummel dismissed legal complaints filed by Axiall Corp. over the natural gas drilling and production operation proposed by Gastar Exploration near [...]

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

Debate on Forced Pooling May Return

WHEELING - Lawmakers may resurrect the debate over forced pooling in West Virginia during the upcoming legislative session, according to incoming House of Delegates Speaker Tim Armstead. Armstead, R-Kanawha, who is expected to be elected speaker when the new Republican-controlled Legislature convenes Jan. 14 in Charleston, confirmed there have been discussions among the GOP leadership [...]

By | January 2nd, 2015|Legislative Updates|0 Comments