WV Forced Pooling Bill Coming Around Again in 2016

West Virginia landowners and mineral rights owners get prepared: the forced pooling issue is coming around again. After five years of trying, it seemed that a forced pooling bill was finally going to pass in West Virginia during the 2015 WV 60-day legislative session. But at the literal eleventh hour of the last day of the session, it failed (see The Real Story of Why Forced Pooling Bill Failed in WV). In April we told you that the forced pooling bill may get a vote this fall, although that never materialized (see WV Forced Pooling Bill HB 2688 May Get Another Vote This Fall). However, yesterday legislators got a look at a revised version of the bill that died earlier this year. The plan, as it currently stands, is to re-introduce it in January when the WV legislature meets for its annual 60-day session…

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