Issue: Nuisance suits

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Document WVSORO February 10, 2017
Surface Owners’ News – Winter 2017
As we have in years past, our WV Surface Owners’ Rights Organization (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.More
Issues: Abandoned wellsDrillilng wasteLand re-unionLegislationNuisance suitsPollution
Newsletter Julie Archer February 8, 2017
Surface Owners’ News – Winter 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
Blog Julie Archer February 6, 2017
Zombie Bills? Bad Bills to Aid Drillers Could Be Back in 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
Blog WVSORO December 9, 2016
The West Virginia Land Reunion Song
In the early 1980's a surge of conventional well drilling occurred in West Virginia in reaction to first the Arab Oil Embargo and then the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The surge in drilling resulted in gross abuses of surface owners.More
Issues: Land re-unionLegislationNuisance suits
Updates and Alerts WVSORO March 12, 2016
Anti-Nuisance Suit Bill Dead; Solid Waste Bill Amended
Today is the last day of the 2016 legislative session and it is now safe to say that SB 508, the anti-nuisance suit bill, is officially dead. More
Issues: Drillilng wasteLegislationNuisance suits
Updates and Alerts WVSORO March 6, 2016
Fate of Anti-Nuisance Suit Bill Uncertain; Drilling Waste Bill Advances
Thanks to everyone who has responded to our calls for action -- your calls and emails to legislators can and do make a difference. As we head into the final week of the legislative session, we're relieved that several bills to benefit the oil and gas industry have died.More
Issues: Drillilng wasteLegislationNuisance suits
Updates and Alerts WVSORO February 28, 2016
Some Good News
Earlier today, SB 596, the pipeline survey access (or "right to trespass") bill was soundly defeated on the Senate floor, with only 11 Senators voting in favor and 23 opposed. More
Issues: LegislationNuisance suitsPollution
Updates and Alerts WVSORO February 21, 2016
Legislature Adds Insult to Injury with Bills to Aid Drillers
It was bad enough that the Legislature and Governor Tomblin included few protections for surface owners in the Horizontal Well Act when the state finally updated antiquated drilling laws in 2011. Instead, the Legislature included an arbitrary setback of 625 feet from the center of the pad in the Act.More
Issues: LegislationNuisance suitsPooling
Updates and Alerts WVSORO February 15, 2016
SB 508 Eliminates Laws That Ensure You Can Feel Safe and Enjoy Your Home
Last week we told you about SB 508, a bill that would take away citizens' ability to bring "nuisance" suits against against oil and gas drillers or others who engage in activities that harm their property values or interfere with the enjoyment and use of their property. More
Issues: LegislationNuisance suitsOil and Gas
Updates and Alerts WVSORO February 7, 2016
Act Now to Stop SB 508
Earlier this week, seven Senators introduced SB 508, which would take away citizens' ability to bring "nuisance" suits against against oil and gas drillers. More
Issues: LegislationNuisance suits
Updates and Alerts WVSORO July 6, 2015
Summer 2015 Edition of Surface Owners’ News Available
WV-SORO members should be receiving the Summer 2015 edition of our newsletter, Surface Owners' News, in the mail soon. More
Issues: LegislationNuisance suitsOil and GasPooling
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