The Marcellus Shale in West Virginia is beginning to fuel debate on the best regulation practices.
“Maloney said he supports raising permit fees for Marcellus well sites so the Department of Environmental Protection has enough money to hire the oil and gas inspectors it needs.”
“He also said the state can do more to make sure communities near gas wells benefit from severance taxes, something he feels has not happened enough in the coalfields.”
“State lawmakers have tried and failed to come up with regulations for what many expect will be a natural gas boom in West Virginia.”
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