WV SORO Update Archive

August 5, 2014

RSVP for WV-SORO Membership Meeting, August 23 - RSVP by Aug. 14

We hope you can join us for WV-SORO's upcoming membership meeting Saturday, August 23 at Salem International University in Salem from 10AM-4PM (see tentative agenda below). The meeting will be followed by a public screening of "Triple Divide" at 5PM. Lunch will be provided. Please reply to let us know if you plan to attend so we can plan for meals accordingly. There is no charge for SORO members.  There is a $10 registration fee for guests and members are encouraged to bring a friend.  RSVP to julie@wvsoro.org or (304) 346-5891.  We look forward to seeing you there.   

Membership Meeting Agenda

10:00 – 10:30 AM ~ Check-In/Registration – Refreshments Available

10:30 – 10:45 AM ~ Welcome & Introductions

10:45 – 12:15 AM ~ Pipeline Presentations/Panel

Pipelines are a major issue right now, with three proposed gas transmission lines crossing the state, not to mention various other projects planned or in the works for gathering lines, as well as lines for transporting water and waste water. Who has oversight/control over these lines?  What to do about right-of-ways? What comes next?  (Compressor stations, more drilling etc.) Our panel of experts will answer some of these important questions.


  • Connie Anderson, WV DEP, Division of Water & Waste Management
  • Nils Nichols, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
  • Ed Wade, Wetzel County Action Group
Moderator: Dave McMahon

12:15 – 1:00 PM ~ Lunch

1:15 – 1:30 PM ~ Short Self-Introduction (Your Issue(s) & What Brought You Here Today?)

1:30 – 1:45 PM ~ Looking Back: Brief Overview of SORO History & Accomplishments

1:45 – 2:30 PM ~ Presentation Recommendations from Horizontal Well Act Studies – Dave McMahon

2:30 – 2:45 PM ~ Break

2:45 – 3:45 PM ~ Moving Forward/Setting Priorities –  Discussion of issues of concern and how to address them

3:45 – 4:00 PM ~ Wrap-Up & Evaluations
4:00 – 5:00 PM ~ Dinner on Your Own

 5:00 – 7:00 PM ~ “Triple Divide” Screening & Discussion (Open to Public)

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