The city of Morgantown has missed its window to appeal the August 12, 2011 Monongalia County Circuit Court decision to overturn the City's ban on hydraulic fracturing (read blog post here). A recent amendment, as of December 1, 2010, to the West Virginia Rules of Civil Procedure, requires that Notice of Appeal be filed within 30 days of entry of the judgment being appealed. Under the new rules, the City's deadline for Notice filing passed on September 11, 2011. Hydraulic fracturing has now full regained its legal status in Morgantown.
Written by Tanya J. Cramoy, Research Assistant