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Steptoe & Johnson: West Virginia Governor Will Call Special Session to Address Marcellus Shale
Posted on 7 Dec 2011 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

At a meeting this morning in Wheeling, West Virginia, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin stated his intention to call state legislators to Charleston next week for a special session to deal with Marcellus Shale policy. Governor Tomblin made the announcement during... Read More

West Virginia State University Designs Energy Management Concentration to Support West Virginia’s Growing Natural Gas Industry
Posted on 18 Feb 2014 by Babst Calland

By Briana J. Marino West Virginia State University has developed a new academic program designed to educate the next generation of oil and gas employees, developers, and industrialists in the Appalachian region. WVSU now offers a Concentration in Energy... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson: Shell Selects Pennsylvania Site for Ethane Cracker
Posted on 15 Mar 2012 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Sharon O. Flanery and L. Gil White Shell Chemical LP (Shell) announced today that it has selected a site to evaluate in Potter and Center Townships in Beaver County near Monaca, PA for its ethane cracker facility. Sites in West Virginia, Pennsylvania... Read More

U.S. EPA Creates Uncertainty in Appalachia with Air Quality Permitting Memorandum
Posted on 31 Jan 2013 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Armando F. Benincasa In the face of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals decision in late 2012 which struck down United States Environmental Protection Agency's (USEPA) use of "functional relatedness" in determining whether sources of... Read More