Drilling Down on Regulatory Challenges

Drilling Down on Regulatory Challenges: Balancing Preservation and Profitability in the Development of Shale Gas Resources promises an unbiased and informative exploration of key topics that face the public, industry and policy makers across the nation regarding the responsible and practical regulation of shale gas production.

When Oct 27, 2011 06:00 PM to
Oct 28, 2011 05:30 PM
Where WVU Law building
Contact Name Samantha Stefanov
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Running for Office Workshop

The League of Women Voters of the Huntington Area is sponsoring a free workshop. “Running for Office”. We invite anyone interested in running for office or helping in a campaign in 2012 to attend the workshop.

The workshop is scheduled for November 7, 7 pm at the Enslow Park Presbyterian Church, 1338 Enslow Boulevard. Martha Woodward will moderate the workshop.

The topics covered in the workshop will be -

Campaign Finance Regulations and Reports – Karen Cole, County Clerk

Preparing the Message – Jean Dean

Reaching the Public – Ottie Adkins

Raising Money for Campaigns – David Tyson

For more information contact Helen Gibbins,;


The League of Women Voters is where hands-on work to safeguard democracy leads to civic improvement.  Join us today!

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Huntington League’s October 2011 bulletin


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Wood County Voter October 2011

October 2011 Voter

Comment on proposed EPA Hydraulic Fracturing Air Pollution Rules

To: Air Quality Office of the US EPA
From:League of Women Voters of West Virginia
Re: EPA Hydraulic Fracturing Air Pollution Rules, proposed

The League of Women Voters of West Virginia applauds the US EPA for issuing regulations on air emissions from fracking to drill for natural gas and oil. At present West Virginia residents are among those bearing the brunt of increased air pollution from fracking to produce natural gas from the Marcellus Shale.

We recognize the economic benefits from gas well drilling, but these benefits should not be at the expense of the health of our people. Regulation of VOCs and air toxics is necessary to protect our citizens’ health.

In addition the release of methane from gas wells contributes to the warming of the planet so we strongly support measures to eliminate fugitive methane releases.

We also support requiring existing wells be covered by the same air pollution regulations.

We are impressed with the proposed savings to the industry when they install the necessary measures to meet the requirements of the regulations.

Thank you for your efforts to improve the public health of residents in fracking/drilling areas.

Take Action: Air pollution legislation

Take Action
Clean air and public health are under attack in Congress. Very soon the House is expected to vote on two bills which could weaken our environmental public health standards. The first (H.R. 2681) would reduce regulation of cement plants, which are one of the largest sources of industrial mercury toxics in the country. The second (H.R. 2250) would reduce regulations on incinerators and industrial boilers which dump large amounts of toxic pollution into our air.

Take action now to tell your Representative to vote against H.R. 2681 and H.R.2250 which would harm public health.

Supporters of this kind of legislation claim that passage will stimulate the economy. Sacrificing tens of thousands of American lives will not create more jobs. Burdening the American people with billions of dollars in health and welfare costs will not lead to sustained economic growth.

Voter Fall 2011

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