Monthly Archives: July 2017

Environmental Regulatory Reform in West Virginia

On June 30, 2017, Kathy Beckett, Chair of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce Environmental Committee filed a letter with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (“WVDEP”) invoking the 2016 legislation, S.B. 619.  That legislation invited all executive agencies with rule-making authority to review and evaluate all state rules, guidelines, policies and recommendations to… Read More »

Environmentalism and Financial Risk – The New Battlefront

While environmental activists continue to challenge federal and state governments and agencies over their control and regulation of fossil fuels – particularly any actions they perceive as lessening restrictions on the development and use of fossil fuels – other tactics are becoming favored options – hitting the industry in the pocketbook.   These tactics include: Persuading… Read More »