WV SORO Legislative Update Archive

February 19, 2008

Wednesday, February 20 ~ Informational Meeting on Surface Owners’ Bill of Rights

Wednesday's joint meeting of the House Industry & Labor/ Economic Development & Small Business Committee and the Senate Energy, Industry, and Mining Committee has been deemed an informational meeting, therefore comments from the public are not likely to be accepted.  We were hoping for a public hearing so that surface owners would have an opportunity to tell their stories, but the fact that this meeting is being held shows legislators are interested in learning more. We plan to make the most of this opportunity to make them aware of all of the many problems surface owners experience and clear up the misinformation the industry has been circulating about the Surface Owner's Bill of Rights. If you live in or within reasonable driving distance of Charleston, we still encourage your attendance as a strong turnout will show there is interest in the bill and support for giving surface owners more rights.  The meeting is at 4 PM in the House Chamber.  


West Virginia Surface Owners' Rights Organization
1500 Dixie Street, Charleston, West Virginia 25311