The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Balancing Act

Balancing Act
  • 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.

    February 24, 2011

  • 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.

    February 24, 2011

  • 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.

    February 24, 2011

  • 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.

    February 23, 2011

  • gas 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.

    February 23, 2011 1 Photo

  • 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.

    February 23, 2011

  • Marcellus terminology

    A list of terms related to Marcellus shale gas production to help you better understand the series stories.

    February 23, 2011

  • 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.

    February 23, 2011

  • 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.

    February 23, 2011

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    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.

    February 23, 2011 1 Photo

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