Sustained Outrage

West Virginia’s Supreme Court has included on the agenda for a Thursday petition conference the appeal of a ruling that paved the way for new oil and gas drilling at Chief Logan State Park.

Justices will discuss the issue during the private conference. They could agree to hear — or not hear — the case, or they could add it to a future “Motion Docket” where lawyers would get to argue why the Court should hear the appeal.

Several environmental groups, the state Department of Environmental Protection and the state Division of Natural Resources are appealing a Logan Circuit Court ruling that overturned DEP’s denial of permits for the project.

Stay tuned …