Plans Underway to Lease Old Landfills for Marcellus Gas in Wheeling Area

February 8, 2018

Seeking Treasure Underneath Trash: Wheeling Could Get $2M From Gas Leases for Old Landfills From an Article by Casey Junkins, Wheeling Intelligencer, February 5, 2018 WHEELING — Marcellus and Utica shale drilling continues throughout the Upper Ohio Valley. Wheeling leaders plan to enter a new lease to pay them more than $2 million up front, [...]

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Public Hearing on “Co-Tenancy” Friday, February 9th at 8:30AM in WV House Chamber

February 7, 2018

West Virginia Surface Owners’ Rights Organization Public Hearing on “Co-Tenancy” Friday, February 9th at 8:30AM — View this Alert Online — Dear Friends, The House Judiciary Committee will hold a public hearing on the ”co-tenancy” bill (HB 4268) this Friday, February 9 starting at 8:30AM in the House Chamber. Anyone who would like to travel [...]

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Immediate Access Granted to MVP in Northern WV by Federal Judge

February 6, 2018

Federal judge grants immediate access to disputed properties along MVP path in northern WV From an Article by Brad McElhinny, WV MetroNews, February 4, 2018 CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A federal judge on Friday granted approval for the Mountain Valley Pipeline to move ahead with eminent domain on properties along the project’s path in northern West [...]

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Falcon Pipeline to Supply Ethane from OH, WV & PA to Shell Cracker

February 5, 2018

Conservation groups want more time to review Shell Falcon pipeline permits From an Article by Reid Frazier, NPR Impact PA, January 31, 2018 Environmental groups are asking a state agency to extend a 30-day comment period on environmental permits for a pipeline that would bring natural gas liquids to Shell’s Beaver County Ethane Cracker. The [...]

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Plenty of Challenges with Shale Drilling & Fracking — Part 2

February 4, 2018

Part 2. Environmental and health problems of horizontal drilling and high pressure hydraulic fracturing Essay by S. Tom Bond, Resident Farmer, Lewis County, WV Everywhere the gas industry goes it makes enemies.  It ruins ground water.  The industry has turned itself inside out trying to deny it in court, often settling with people who make [...]

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Dominion’s ACP Payoff is Raising Eyebrows (Illegal — ?)

February 3, 2018

Secret Sellout or Pay to Play? Terry McAuliffe’s Parting Gift to Dominion Energy and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline From an Article by Jon Sokolow, Blue Virginia, February 2, 2018 Did Terry McAuliffe sell out Virginia right before he left office? Or did he do something even worse? Did McAuliffe accept $58 million (paid to various [...]

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Landowners Legal Protests Brings Delay in MVP Pipeline Schedule

February 2, 2018

Federal judge puts a pause on Mountain Valley Pipeline construction plans From an Article by Laurence Hammack, Roanoke Times, January 31, 2018 With just a few hours remaining until Thursday, the day that Mountain Valley Pipeline had hoped to start work on a natural gas pipeline through Southwest Virginia, a judge put a pause to [...]

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Tallgrass Seneca Lateral Pipeline Explosion in Southeastern Ohio

February 2, 2018

Natural Gas Pipeline Rupture, Gas Release, Explosion and Fire Rocks Rural Noble County Ohio From an Article of WTAP News 47, Marietta, Ohio, January 31, 2018 A section of the 24-inch Seneca Lateral natural gas pipeline in a remote area of Noble County exploded early Wednesday morning. The Noble County Emergency Management Office says it [...]

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Is the Pipeline Deal OK Because NC Gov. Cooper Says So?

February 1, 2018

Memo between NC governor, pipeline operators says no one can challenge agreement in court! From an Article by Dan Way, Carolina Journal, January 29, 2018 Is a financial agreement between the governor of North Carolina and a private party legal just because the governor says so? That’s the gist of the memorandum of understanding hammered [...]

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Plenty of Challenges With Shale Drilling & Fracking

January 31, 2018

Part 1. Shale gas is not a sustainable way to produce energy Essay by S. Tom Bond, Resident Farmer, Lewis County, WV Remember the days when “natural gas is a bridge to the future” was a big advertising gimmick?  It has gone the way of the revived gas light sentimentality a few years before that.  [...]

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