Marcellus Special Session Begins Sunday, Completion Possible Next Week

by Nicole Good on December 10, 2011

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has called a special session to send the draft bill written by the Select Committee on Marcellus Shale  through the full legislative process on Sunday.  Tomblin says he believes the legislation could be completed by the end of next week.

The governor’s office did make a few adjustments to the draft bill, such as moving casing authority from the State to the DEP.  Authority on regulations involving roads was moved from the DEP to the Department of Highways.

Read the article in the West Virginia State Journal…

Read the draft bill, abstract, and amendments by going to the website for the West Virginia Legislature.  The Marcellus Shale section is on the left side of the page and has its own heading where you can link to different topics.


You can rest assured that the capitol will feel the pressure from industry lobbyists this week.  Let our legislators hear a louder voice from their constituents.

  1. Go to Charleston this week to speak face-to-face with legislators.  Meet with a citizen lobbyist group by contacting Chuck Wyrostock
  2. Call.  Find contact information for your delegates here and your senators here.  Calling is more effective than emailing.  Leave a message if they’re not available.
  3. Email.  Did I mention that calling is more effective?

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Charlotte December 10, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Will delegates/senators listen to former WV residents who have fled the state mainly due to fracking?


Nicole Good December 13, 2011 at 9:15 pm

It’s worth a shot.


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