Issue: Pipelines

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News WVSORO June 30, 2014
GreenHunter Resources Announces Multiple Pipeline Project in Pennsylvania and West Virginia
GreenHunter Resources Announces Multiple Pipeline Project in Pennsylvania and West VirginiaMore
Issues: Pipelines
News WVSORO June 26, 2014
Proposed pipelines to be discussed at Pocahontas commission meeting
A proposed pipeline that would carry natural gas from the Appalachian Marcellus and Utica shale production regions through Pocahontas County and the Monongahela National Forest to markets in Virginia and North Carolina will be discussed during a July 1 Pocahontas County Commission meetingMore
Issues: Pipelines
Document WVSORO January 30, 2012
The West Virginia Surface Owners’ Bill of Rights (pdf)
West Virginia’s current surface owner protection laws were first enacted 1983. These were few and ineffective. Surface owners were given only 15 days’ notice before the drilling commences, with no options for input about what parts of their property will be taken by the operators.More
Issues: FrackingOil and GasPipelinesWater
Pipeline Advice WVSORO May 24, 2011
Coalition opposing Dominion pipeline across West Virginia
The Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance (ABRA) is a coalition of organizations concerned about the natural gas pipeline that Dominion Resources and its partner companies have proposed to build through portions of West Virginia and Virginia.More
Issues: Pipelines
Gas Leaks AdvicePipeline Advice WVSORO May 15, 2011
There are gathering pipelines around me leaking gas. What can I do?
It is illegal for a gas well owner to let gas leak from their wells or from their “gathering” lines that transport the gas from their wells to market. It is a violation of West Virginia Code §22-6-31.More
Issues: PipelinesPollution
Pipeline Advice WVSORO March 31, 2011
Info on Gathering Pipelines
"Gathering" pipelines start at the wellhead and join with other gathering pipelines to become bigger gathering pipeline that go to treatment facilities and eventually end up connecting to "transmission" lines that take the gas to market. The drillers do not have the right to "condemn" or use "eminent domain" for gathering lines. More
Issues: Eminent domainPipelines
Pipeline Advice WVSORO May 17, 2010
Knowing and Protecting Your Rights When an Interstate Gas Pipeline Comes to Your Community 
A Legal and Practical Guide for States, Local Government Units, Non-Governmental Organizations and Landowners On How the FERC Pipeline Certification Process Works and How You Can Participate More
Issues: Pipelines
Blog WVSORO March 2, 2009
The West Virginia Surface Owners’ Bill of Rights
West Virginia’s current surface owner protection laws were first enacted 1983. These were few and ineffective. Surface owners were given only 15 days’ notice before the drilling commences, with no options for input about what parts of their property will be taken by the operators.More
Issues: Horizontal wellsOil and GasPipelinesWater
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