Fate of 3 WV Laws that Impact Marcellus/Utica Drilling

Each year the West Virginia legislature meets for 60 days to consider new legislation. Some bills make it to a floor vote, most do not. There are three bills of major concern to Marcellus and Utica Shale drillers before WV legislators during this session, which just wrapped up last week: chemical tank regulation; WV Future Fund; and forced pooling. One of the three passed and will almost certainly be signed into law by WV Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. Another passed with major modifications, rendering it unrecognizable from the original. The third, to our knowledge, never made it to the floor for a vote and died in committee.

Which was which?…

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