Tomblin signsHorizontal Well Act relating Marcellus Shale

Tomblin signs the Horizontal Well Act relating to Marcellus Shale

11:07 PM, 23rd December 2011
Tomblin signs the Horizontal Well Act relating to Marcellus Shale
Ray Tomblin, Governor, West Virginia

CHARLESTON, US: Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor, West Virginia signed the Horizontal Well act relating to Marcellus Shale. The act provides distinct permitting and regulatory rules governing the drilling of horizontal wells in West Virginia. The regulatory certainty created by passage of this legislation will allow the natural gas industry to continue to invest in West Virginia.

The act also provides the state Department of Environmental Protection with funding and regulatory authority to protect the environment and water resources. “This is a milestone piece of legislation and a significant achievement in our state’s history. It provides reasonable regulations to protect the environment and opens the door to new job opportunities for the citizens of our state,” said Tomblin.

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