WV SORO Update Archive

September 6, 2010

Reminder:  Tuesday, September 7, 2010 ~ Informational Meeting in Taylor Co.

Delegate Mike Manypenny, WV-SORO member and county commission candidate Mike Withers, and Taylor Environmental Advocacy Membership (TEAM) are hosting an informational meeting for landowners on oil and gas drilling at the Taylor County Senior Citizen Center, TOMORROW (Tuesday, September 7, 2010) starting at 6:30 PM.  Dave McMahon, a public interest lawyer and an attorney co-founder of the WV Surface Owners’ Rights Organization (WV-SORO), will give a presentation and answer questions about surface owners' rights and leasing.

Who:     Delegate Mike Manypenny, Mike Withers, TEAM and WV-SORO
What:    Informational Meeting on Oil and Gas Drilling
When:   Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at 6:30 PM
Where:  Taylor County Senior Citizen Center, Grafton, WV
The Senior Center is located on U.S. 119 just 3 miles south of Grafton.  U.S. 250 intersects with 119 right beside the Center.

For more information contact:
Delegate Manypenny (304) 677-0379, Mike Withers (304) 265-3750, Beth Baldwin (TEAM), (304) 265-3095 or                     Julie Archer (WV-SORO), (304) 346-5891 or julie@wvsoro.org.

Thursday, September 9, 2010 ~ Local Jobs For Local Workers Rally

The Marcellus Play – Does It Include West Virginia Workers?
Do you care about...

  • Jobs?
  • Water Quality?
  • Fair Taxation?
  • Roads?
  • Surface Owners’ Rights?

Join with Labor Activists

When:    Thursday, September 9, 2010 at 8:30AM
Where:   Public Park Rt. 2 South of New Martinsville, WV (At the Boat Ramp)
Why:       Justice For West Virginia Workers and Residents

For more information contact Fuzz LaRue at 304-482-6929.

Sunday, September 12, 2010 ~ Community Meeting in Buckhannon to Discuss Drilling Concerns

Community members are planning a meeting for Sunday, September 12 at 2pm in Buckhannon.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss forming a new Upshur County organization around issues of concern related to Marcellus Shale exploration and drilling.  More details coming soon. 

Still Time to File Comments on EPA Hydraulic Fracturing Study
Deadline: September 28, 2010

In a major, nationwide effort, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is studying the relationship between hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and drinking water.

It's important that this study is scientifically sound. Communities across the country, including state and local government, are anticipating its guidance.

Please take action to help make sure that the EPA does it right.

Persons wishing to contribute comments to EPA regarding the proposed Hydraulic Fracturing Research Study may submit electronic comments to EPA at hydraulic.fracturing@epa.gov; or send written comments to EPA at the following address:

Jill Dean
1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Mailcode 4606M
Washington, DC  20460.

The deadline for comments had been extended until September 28, 2010.

Click here to learn more and take action.  Tell the EPA to conduct the hydraulic fracturing study so that it gives citizens in oil and gas producing states real knowledge of all its potential impacts.

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