Legislative Studies


The Natural Gas Horizontal Well Control Act of December 14, 2011 (W. Va. Code §22-6A), directs the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Oil and Gas to conduct studies of horizontal well drilling activities related to air quality as well as the safety of pits and impoundments.

§22-6A-23 Impoundment and Pit Safety Study

§22-6A-12(e) Noise, Light, Dust, Volatile Organic Compounds Related to Well Location Restrictions Study

§22-6A-22 Air Quality Study