While Marcellus Shale gas wells promise to be the biggest boom in a generation to West Virginia some sportsmen’s groups are trying to make sure hunters and anglers aren’t lost in the debate.
The West Virginia Legislature is due to meet in special session later this year. The special session is aimed primarily at redrawing Congressional and legislative district boundaries to reflect the most recent census data. However, it’s been discussed lawmakers may consider a framework of regulations for the new horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing techniques in West Virginia. The new drilling procedures are vital in capturing the gas trapped deep in the ground. Already groups are forming in hopes of having a say in how the legislation is crafted.
Listen to WV Outdoors Radio for this Saturday’s show on the concerns from Sportsmen and the Marcellus Industry.