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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

The continuing evolution in mine permitting: EPA's war against coal reaches new heights

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 22 2011

Elections, we have been told, have consequences

Court addresses surface owner appeal rights involving Marcellus Shale gas wells

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 27 2012

On September 25, 2012, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals entertained oral arguments in the case of James Martin, Director v. Matthew L. Hamblet, Docket No. 11-1157

EPA reaches for the air emissions of hydraulically fractured wells and beyond

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 18 2011

To date, much of the regulatory focus for oil and gas activities the subject of increased media attention because of the shale resources in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio has been on water concerns

West Virginia Legislature passes comprehensive aboveground storage tank bill and amends public water supply laws

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 17 2014

On March 8, 2014, the West Virginia Legislature passed a comprehensive bill, primarily in response to the Jan. 9, 2014 leak of fluid containing 4-

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

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

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