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WVDEP's emergency rules on horizontal gas wells: comprehensive and detailed new requirements now apply to all Marcellus Wells

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 12 2011

On August 22, 2011, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) filed an Emergency Rule with the Secretary of State, entitled “Rules Governing Horizontal Well Development” (W.Va. CSR 35-8-1.1, et seq

Obtaining stimulus funds comes with "green" strings attached

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 10 2010

On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA

WVDEP holds workshop on compliance with new horizontal gas well law

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 21 2012

To remain in compliance with the newly enacted Natural Gas Horizontal Well Control Act, W. Va. Code 22-6A-1 et seq. (2011), operators must now be aware of the law’s vast number of new requirements

Ninth Circuit rules that NPDES permits are required for logging road ditches and culverts

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 23 2010

In a decision that may eventually have significance far beyond the nine states encompassed by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, that court ruled on August 17, 2010 that timber companies are required to obtain National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System ("NPDES") permits for stormwater discharges from logging roads that collect such runoff in ditches, culverts and other channels prior to discharge to streams and rivers

EPA's new "guidance" on coal mine permitting reveals a different kind of transparency

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 30 2010

About a year ago, I wrote in these pages that efforts by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to restrict coal mining in West Virginia have very little to do with trying to enforce compliance with existing laws

EPA looks to the sky for new limits on natural gas

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 10 2010

The rapid growth of natural gas exploration and production in the Marcellus Shale areas of New York, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia has led to considerable focus on the implications of such activities on water resources

West Virginia legislature voices opposition to EPA intrusion into state water quality rulemaking

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 16 2010

As has been described in previous Alerts, EPA has used a number of different approaches in seeking to thwart the issuance of so-called "dredge and fill" permits under Section 404 of the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) for coal mining projects in Appalachia

State primacy in coal mining regulations challenged: environmental group seeks Federal Court jurisdiction

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 14 2013

State sovereignty over the regulation of coal mining is again under attack by anti-industry groups. In Montana Environmental Information Centeret al

Deepwater drilling: offshore oil progress delayed under "slowmatorium"

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 16 2011

Just over a year ago, in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon accident, the future of offshore oil exploration looked bleak

Global warming litigation and the ghost of Mrs. Palsgraf

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 6 2009

Any private entity with significant greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions could be identified in the next climate change lawsuit