Executive order by West Virginia governor may benefit oil and gas industry

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has signed an executive order intended to streamline the permitting process for businesses and industries in the state, calling for expedited permitting for all projects and prioritization for ones of “critical economic concern,” according to WVNews.com. Charlie Burd, executive director of the Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia, told the news site that the governor’s order might be a boon to the oil and natural gas industry if it speeds up the process for getting environmental permits for pipeline construction. For more, read the full story.

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