News - Monthly Archives: April 2017

Property Right Advocates Attempt to Stop West Virginia Gas Drilling Bill

At the end of March, West Virginia‚Äôs Senate voted to authorize natural gas producers to drill when three fourths of those with royalty rights agree and a reasonable effort has been made to negotiate with the remaining owners of a property. The bill was approved with a vote of 19 to 14. The West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association has commented that the law reflects current technology and that the state of West Virginia …