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Lawmakers still mulling legislation
Members of the West Virginia Legislature are currently considering two markedly different bills regarding the regulation of natural gas, and it’s not clear if either will make it through this legislative session.
Legislators excited, cautious about Marcellus shale potential
Among their other duties, West Virginia lawmakers have been busy weighing two complex bills regarding the Marcellus shale, all while taking input from a wave of industry, environmental and property owner lobbyists.
Regulating a new industry
A lot of West Virginians, from industry executives to environmentalists, are anxiously waiting on just what West Virginia legislators are going to do about the future development of natural gas in West Virginia.
The history of natural gas in West Virginia
New development of the Marcellus shale has again brought the natural gas industry to the attention of West Virginians, but natural gas has a long history in the state.
The Story Of Marcellus Shale Gas
While the Marcellus shale has recently become a popular news item, there is nothing new about the natural gas it contains. It has been forming under the earth for millions of years.
Property owner rights before, during and after drilling
The surge of interest in natural gas reserves in the West Virginia Marcellus shale has left the fate of surface owners’ properties — and the resources beneath them — in the hands of Charleston legislators.
A list of terms related to Marcellus shale gas production to help you better understand the series stories.
What is the Marcellus Shale?
Despite all the excitement and fear surrounding the development of the Marcellus shale, few seem to understand what the Marcellus shale is or how it got there.
Miley sees Marcellus bill not dead, on life support
Borrowing a line from a Jerry Reed song, one could say that a comprehensive Marcellus shale bill faces a long way to go, and a short time to get there.
A DEEPER LOOK AT THE MARCELLUS SHALE
Editor’s Note: The Register-Herald has published an exclusive series of reports focusing on natural gas and the Marcellus shale. More than 20 stories were developed through dozens of interviews conducted by Register-Herald Reporter Taylor Kuykendall.
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