WV SORO Update Archive

May 21, 2012

WVU Extension Service "Enhancing Public Understanding of Natural Gas Issues" Conference ~ June 6, 2012

WHAT: West Virginia University Extension Service "Enhancing Public Understanding of Natural Gas Issues" Conference
WHEN: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 ~ Registration 8:30AM; Program 9:00AM - 5:00PM
WHERE: Morgantown Event Center, Waterfront Place, Morgantown, W.Va.
DETAILS: No attendance fee. Registration deadline is Friday, May 25, 2012.

This is the first annual Public Natural Gas Education Conference is sponsored by the WVU Extension Service (WVUES) Natural Gas Education Team. Topics
will include:

  • Public Health Issues
  • Private Property Issues
  • Seismology and Earthquakes
  • Safety on Natural Gas Well Sites
  • Banking and Financing Issues
For complete schedule and list of presenters or to register click here.  For additional information contact Georgette Plaugher by phone at 304-329-1391 or by email at Georgy.Plaugher@mail.wvu.edu.

WV Sierra Club Announces Second Marcellus Academy ~ June 30 – July 1, 2012 in Buckhannon, WV

The WV Chapter of the Sierra Club is staging its second Marcellus Academy, June 30- July 1, 2012 at WV Wesleyan College in Buckhannon. Please save these dates for this special weekend workshop. Speakers and instructors will train volunteer activists to help raise awareness about the dangers the dangers of Marcellus Shale drilling in their communities and build support for needed regulatory changes in West Virginia.

All of your expenses for this workshop (lodging, meals and mileage) will be covered by WV Sierra Club.  For more information contact Chuck Wyrostok,
Sierra Club Outreach Organizer at 877-252-0257 or outreach@marcellus-wv.com

STOP THE FRACK ATTACK: National Day of Action in Washington, DC ~ July 28, 2012

From California to New York, from North Dakota to Texas, people across the country are converging on the U.S. Capitol to tell Congress, the President and the world to end the rush to drill and STOP THE FRACK ATTACK.

For more information and list of endorsing organizations and members of the citizen-based advisory council, please visit www.stopthefrackattack.org

Join us in calling upon Congress and the President to stand with communities who want to protect their land, their health, their water, and their environment.

Instead of pushing for the increased use of oil and gas, elected officials and public agencies must insist that the industry stop dirty and dangerous drilling and PUT COMMUNITIES FIRST.

As a first step, they must close loopholes in environmental laws – laws that every other industry must follow.

Join us on the U.S. Capitol Grounds on July 28th to demand greater government responsibility and corporate accountability for harm that existing oil and gas development causes.

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