Updates from WV-SORO!

West Virginia
Surface Owners’ Rights Organization
Updates from WV-SORO!
Aug 15, 2019 View this Alert Online



SORO Members,

We’ve got quite a few updates for you! 

  • We filed a comment on the PSC investigation into gas supplies for residential field taps on transmission lines. Read more and see our comment here.
  • Surface Owner Agreements: With the Crowder case decided, surface owner agreements are likely to get an overhaul. We need your feedback on provisions in your agreements, and what issues bothered you the most. Read more and give us your feedback here.
  • “Information on the Marcellus Shale” page has been upgraded! Two new papers accumulating current academic research on the effects of horizontal shale drilling have been added.  Also there is a new graphic showing the trail of natural gas liquids from the well through various facilities being constructed or proposed, there is a story about the Rogersville Shale, and there is a study showing how the industry claims of employment have fallen short.

  • There is a new link to a ProPublica web page with lots of easy to access information about well pads etc. You can view it here.   
  • ProPublica is a non-profit that supports local investigative reporting by folks such as Ken Ward. ProPublica was covering the Crowder case. They had a videographer following us around during the case and a documentary film was done. The doc can be seen here.
  • EQT is having “Landowner Town Halls”: According to EQT, the new President & CEO Toby Rice is going to talk about his mission to realize the full potential of EQT and its “renewed commitment to landowners and communities” and how it will make a difference.  We will see.  The West Virginia town hall is Monday August 19, 2019, from 6 to 8 pm at the Bridgeport Conference Center, 300 Conference Center  Way, Bridgeport, WV  26330. It is open to the public. View the flyer here.


Lastly, if you haven’t paid your 2019 dues, they are what keeps WV SORO and the work we do protecting your rights going! You can renew your membership by donating here! Annual dues are $30 and we appreciate your membership! 

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