Gas Regulation in West Virginia has been Understaffed for Two Decades

by Nicole Good on November 16, 2011

Ken Ward, Jr., in an article in the Charleston Gazette, sheds a new light on the Oil and Gas Inspector shortage faced by West Virginia in light of the Marcellus gas boom.  Certain public figures have tried to say that the current 18 inspectors are enough to regulate the entire state.  However, reports dating as far back as 1993 warn of a funding and staff shortage.  For two decades, West Virginia has been unable to meet regulatory recommendations for the oil and gas industry.  Read the full article here…

The Select Committee on Marcellus Shale has finished its revisions on its comprehensive bill, and will vote Wednesday November 16 on whether to send it on to the full legislature.  Read more in the Charleston Daily Mail…

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