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Speaker of the House of Delegates, Richard Thompson


Release Date: 02/18/2013

House to host presentations on mine safety, horizontal drilling studies

CHARLESTON - The House of Delegates will host two presentations this week on studies initiated by the Legislature related to coal mine safety and horizontal drilling.

The presentations – which will take place in the House Chamber on Tuesday and Thursday – are required by legislation enacted during the 2011 4th Special Session, "The Horizontal Well Act" ; and the 2012 regular session, HB4351 "The Mine Safety Act."

On Tuesday, February 19th at 3:00 pm

On Thursday February 21st at 1:00 pm

Two studies are to be presented by representatives of the Department of Environmental Protection and West Virginia University, which undertook portions of the studies, on:


If you would like more information regarding these issues, please contact my office:

Speaker Richard Thompson
Room 228-M, Building 1
Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305

Phone: (304) 340-3210
E-mail: tim.miley@wvhouse.gov

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