Monthly Archives: February 2015

Senate Bill 280 Making Well Work Permits Transferrable Passes Legislature

Senate Bill 280 which makes well work permits issued by the Office of Oil and Gas in West Virginia transferrable has passed both houses of the West Virginia legislature and now only awaits signature by the Governor. Passage of the legislation makes West Virginia consistent with its sister Appalachian Marcellus/Utica states which already allow for… Read More »

Regulatory Update on Pennsylvania Oil and Gas

On January 7, 2015, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania issued an opinion rejecting a challenge by the Pennsylvania Environmental Defense Fund (PEDF) of the Commonwealth’s administrative budgetary decisions regarding the leasing of state lands as being in violation of the Environmental Rights Amendment of the Pennsylvania Constitution. The court declined to follow an expansive interpretation… Read More »