EQT Production Co. v. Wender

ELR Citation: 46 ELR 20110
No(s). 2:16-cv-00290 (S.D. W. Va. Jun 10, 2016) (Copenhaver, J.)

A district court held that West Virginia law preempts a county's ban on wastewater disposal wells. The ordinance effectively outlaws horizontal drilling anywhere in the county. It establishes a general, countywide ban on all storage of wastewater except for temporary storage of wastewater at drillin...