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News of note: 8/19/09

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By Alan Septoff

August 19, 2009

Quote of the day:

West Virginia is rich in oil and gas, but poor in its number of oil and gas regulators. There are 50,000 active oil and gas wells in West Virginia but only 16 state inspectors. -- from Wetzl county residents face drilling concerns

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Should we drill for gas in our state parks?

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By Alan Septoff

August 17, 2009

The AP reports today that states, seeking new sources of revenue, are allowing or considering allowing drilling for gas inside state parks. Has it really come to this?

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