Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Negotiating drilling

Monroe County WV has taken an innovative path to dealing with the problem of fracking by making a deal with a gas company that wants to drill there.

The county commission has negotiated a Memorandom of Understanding with Gordy Oil, under the authority of Chapter 8 of the State Code, that creates a kind of partnership between the county and the company, involving training for county workers, special consideration for water testing in sensitive areas, and landowner rights to have a say in where the drilling is done.

The full story is at
http://wvgazette.com/ap/ApTopStories/201106060829

Monroe County citizens also have a website dealing with fracking:
http://savethewatertable.org/

1 comment:

Jim D said...

A gentlemans agreement is only as good as the paper it's written on.