Posts by Julie Archer

Julie Archer

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Legislative Update and Thank YOU; Fracking Guide and Webinar
Updates and Alerts Julie Archer April 8, 2017
Today is the last day of the 2017 legislative session. You've probably heard that the industry's re-branded forced pooling legislation (SB 576) was officially declared dead earlier in the week by the chair of the House Energy Committee. More
Issues: FrackingLand re-unionPooling
Public Hearing Monday on Forced Pooling Bill
Updates and Alerts Julie Archer April 1, 2017
The House Energy Committee will hold a public hearing on the forced pooling bill (SB 576) Monday, April 3 from 9AM to 10AM in the House Chamber. Read this post for more details and talking points about the bill. More
Issues: LeasingMinerals-RoyaltiesPooling
Forced Pooling, Land Reunion Bills Advancing
Updates and Alerts Julie Archer March 26, 2017
WV-SORO continues to oppose the latest version of the forced pooling legislation (SB 576), although we appreciate efforts to improve it. Our concerns are outlined here. We're glad to report our 'land reunion' bill (SB 369) is moving and we're hopeful it will be passed by the Senate later this week. More
Issues: Land re-unionLand useMinerals-RoyaltiesPooling
Forced Pooling Bill Taken Up by Senate Committee
Updates and Alerts Julie Archer March 20, 2017
Hopefully folks recognized the typo in the earlier version of this update for what it was. Tell your legislators NOT to pass laws that help the industry at the expense of West Virginia landowners. Thank you for taking action!More
Forced Pooling Bill Taken Up by Senate Committee
Updates and Alerts Julie Archer March 19, 2017
The forced pooling bill was taken up the Senate Judiciary Committee. In the House of Delegates bills were introduced to require fence-line monitoring of pollution from horizontal drilling sites and improve compensation for landowners in eminent domain proceedings. The House passed an amended version of a bill regulating aboveground storage tanks. More
Issues: Eminent domainFence-line monitoringPipelinesPollutionPooling
Senate Energy, Industry, and Mining Committee
Document Julie Archer March 12, 2017
Contact information for Senate Energy, Industry, and Mining Committee members. More
House Judiciary Committee
Document Julie Archer March 12, 2017
Contact information for House Judiciary Committee members. More
New Forced Pooling Bill Introduced in the Senate
Updates and Alerts Julie Archer March 12, 2017
A new forced pooling bill, SB 576, was introduced in the state Senate. The devil is in the details and SB 576 is one of the worst bills yet introduced. We also have news on aboveground storage tank and pipeline legislation, as well as our "Land Reunion" act. More
Issues: Eminent domainLand re-unionLeasingPipelinesPollutionPoolingWater
Senate Judicary Committee
Document Julie Archer March 12, 2017
Contact information for Senate Judiciary Committee members.More
“Right to Trespass” Bill Introduced in the House
Updates and Alerts Julie Archer February 24, 2017
Please contact House Energy Committee members and your delegates and tell them to oppose this attempt to take away the property rights of West Virginians.More
Issues: Eminent domainFence-line monitoringLand re-unionOrphaned wellsPipelines
House Energy Committee
Document Julie Archer February 24, 2017
Contact information for House Energy Committee members. More
Take Action: Zombie Bills to Aid Drillers Are Back
Updates and Alerts Julie Archer February 14, 2017
As we anticipated, some bad bills that aid drillers at the expense of West Virginia landowners — bills that were either soundly defeated or stalled a different points in the legislative process in 2016 — are starting to reemerge this session. Tell your Senators to oppose these shameful attempts to take away the property rights of West Virginians.More
Issues: Eminent domainLeasingMinerals-RoyaltiesPipelinesPooling
WV-SORO 2017 Legislative Priorities
Blog Julie Archer February 8, 2017
WV-SORO will again be pushing for legislation to have the property rights of surface owners recognized and respected, to increase their chances of owning some of the minerals under them, and to deal with orphaned wells and other environmental problems. We will also be actively opposing legislation the industry introduces (out of its sense of entitlement) that will harm the interests of surface owners.More
Issues: Abandoned wellsFence-line monitoringLand re-unionOrphaned wellsPollution
Surface Owners’ News – Winter 2017
Newsletter Julie Archer February 8, 2017
We know it's been a while since you've heard from us. As the 2017 legislative session gets underway, we wanted to let you know what we've been up to and what we'll be focusing on for the next 60 days.More
Issues: Abandoned wellsDrillilng wasteLand re-unionLegislationNuisance suitsPollution
In Court: WV-SORO Litigation Update
Blog Julie Archer February 7, 2017
Here is a brief update on some court cases we've been involved in or monitoring that affect West Virginia surface owners. Because one-third of WV-SORO members also own an interest in their underlying minerals, so we are including updates on cases that affect some mineral owners.More
Issues: Coal bed methaneEminent domainLeasingMinerals-RoyaltiesPartition suitsPipelines
Zombie Bills? Bad Bills to Aid Drillers Could Be Back in 2017
Blog Julie Archer February 6, 2017
Several bad bills that help oil and gas drillers at the expense of West Virginia landowners could be back during the 2017 legislative session. These include efforts to take away citizens ability to bring nuisance suits, give pipeline companies the right to survey people's land without their permission, and one-sided forced pooling bills (AKA joint development).More
Issues: Eminent domainNuisance suitsPipelinesPooling
Court Approves Drilling Waste Settlement with EPA
Press Release Julie Archer December 29, 2016
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia formally approved a consent decree between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and a coalition of community and environmental organizations. which requires the agency to review and, if necessary, revise its rules for the disposal and handling of dangerous and harmful oil and gas wastes, such as those that result from drilling and fracking.More
Issues: Drillilng wasteEPAFrackingPollution
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