West Virginia Surface Owner’s Rights Organization
WV SORO is a grassroots, membership organization focused on landowners and their rights, and expanding and strengthening drilling regulations to protect landowners from abuses.
State of West Virginia D.E.P. - Office of Oil and Gas
The Office of Oil and Gas is responsible for monitoring and regulating all actions related to the exploration, drilling, storage and production of oil and natural gas.
How a gas well is drilled down into the ground and what can go wrong
This is a slide show on the WV Soro website designed to illustrate how a gas or oil well is drilled into the ground. Emphasis is on the measures the driller is required (by the State) to take to prevent pollution of groundwater or damage to other underground resources, and, despite these precautionary measures, the ways in which pollution of groundwater etc. can occur from this “down hole” gas well drilling activity.