2 Bills Favorable to Drillers Advance in WV Senate – SB 508 & 565

Two bills that favor the drilling industry in West Virginia have recently advanced in the WV Senate. One of the bills we previously told you about–Senate Bill (SB) 508, a bill that would stop endless, frivolous lawsuits from being filed against drillers (see WV Senate Bill Stops Frivolous Nuisance Lawsuits Against Drillers). The other bill is new for us, SB 565, a bill that “would allow oil and gas drillers to begin building well pads and access roads prior to getting a well work permit approved by the state Department of Environmental Protection.” SB 508 passed the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, and SB 565 was passed in the Senate Energy Committee. They are both on their way and likely to pass the full Senate and House…

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