WV SORO Update Archive

April 10, 2008

Spring Newsletter Now Online

The March/April 2008 edition of Surface Owners' News is now available online.  Many of you already received a copy in the mail. If you didn't please check it out.

Where to Get Contact Information for Commissioners & Commission Candidates

The newsletter included a questionnaire for county commissioners and commission candidates.  Because a complete list of commission candidates in all 55 counties is not readily available, we are relying on our members to ask these candidates, as well as sitting commissioners who are not up for re-election, to complete the questionnaire. We want to know where they stand on issues addressed in the Surface Owners' Bill of Rights.  Some of you have already contacted us to provide us with details of conversations with or copies of letters from your commissioners.  Thank you! 

If you haven't contacted your commissioners and commission candidates please do so, and encourage them to share their views on surface owners' rights.  Contact information is available through your county clerk.  A complete list of commissioners for each county can be found in the County Commissioners Association of WV (CCAWV) Directory beginning on page 20.

Upcoming Events

April 19, 2008 ~ Seminar to Address Impacts of Gas and Oil Exploration on WV Landowners

Sponsored by the Woodland Owner's Association of WV (WOA). The information to be presented at this conference could help you minimize the potentially destructive effects that gas and oil drilling or exploration can have on your woodlands. Dave McMahon, WV SORO co-founder and author of the "WV Surface Owners' Guide to Oil & Gas" will be a presenter.  The meeting is being held at the Mountain Lakes Amphitheater Center, behind the Days Inn Hotel in Flatwoods, WV.  Cost for the conference is $15 for WOA members and $35 for non-members (non-member fee includes a one year membership in WOA).  For more information about the meeting, an agenda, registration form or specific directions to the meeting site, please visit the WOA website or e-mail woamem@woaofwv.org.

Thursday, April 24, 2008 ~ WV-SORO Regional Meeting in Danville
6PM to 8PM, Danville Community Center, 731 Hopkins Road, Danville, WV
The meeting will include a presentation & question and answer session on surface owners' rights, a discussion of legislative options for expanding surface owners' rights in West Virginia and actions people can take to help make these need changes happen.
For more information contact Norm at (304)346-5891 or norm@wvsoro.org


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