On June 18, 2015, the West Virginia Division of Air Quality announced a public hearing to take comment on the 2016 proposed legislative rules. The public hearing will take place at the WV DEP headquarters in Charleston on Monday July 6, 2015 at 6 p.m. The public comment period will end at the conclusion of… Read More »
On June 15, 2015, the International Energy Agency (IEA- an autonomous organization which works to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for its 29 member countries and beyond) issued a special report entitled “Energy and Climate Change” which proposes a “bridging strategy” that could deliver a peak in global energy-related emissions by the end of… Read More »
The ongoing effort by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to develop new rules for oil and gas activities – Chapter 78 for conventional and unconventional oil and gas operations – continues to make slow progress towards eventual promulgation in 2016. As a “reward” for the voluminous comments submitted by industry in 2014 on the… Read More »
Coal, oil and gas, timber, and multiple other activities within the Guyandotte and Big Sandy watersheds in West Virginia, Virginia and Kentucky will be subject to new restrictions if the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) proceeds with its recent proposal to list two crayfish species as endangered under the federal Endangered Species Act.
Operators of future underground injection wells in Fayette County, West Virginia will be required to obtain a permit from the county approving the placement of the well. The County Commission amended the development code to require permits for underground injection control (UIC) wells.