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Co Tenancy Agenda v2

There’s no denying that West Virginia continues to face big challenges.

The Associated Press reported recently that unemployment rates rose in all 55 of West Virginia’s counties last month. Making ends meet is getting tougher for West Virginia families and communities.

In Charleston, the Legislature is focused on a number of these challenges, including our budget shortfalls and policies related to job growth — and West Virginia families are watching these efforts closely.

The good news is that we have real opportunities for positive and sustained growth, which can lift up every West Virginia family and community.

Recognizing when and how to make positive changes to regulations and laws that govern our activities is critical to the economic success of any state.

We need teamwork among individuals, businesses and government to ensure a fair and balanced environment in which we can all work. Like so many businesses throughout our state, we are constantly evolving to address the needs of our customers, neighbors and devoted teams of skilled local employees.

BRETT DUNLAP FOR THE INTELLIGENCER

CHARLESTON — Some of the state’s outdated laws and regulations need to be updated to allow the natural gas industry to grow and prosper in the Mountain State, said two industry officials.

Anne Blankenship, executive director of the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association and Brett Loflin, vice president, regulatory affairs for Northeast Natural Energy and Independent Oil and Gas Association Board of Directors, spoke to the West Virginia Press Association’s Legislative Breakfast about the state of the natural gas industry in West Virginia on Thursday.

State Journal
March 6, 2017

By: Rebecca McPhail, president, WV Manufacturers Association

Rebecca McPhail is president of the WVMA, a role she has held since 2013. She previously served as the president of Vision Shared as well as the assistant vice president of development at Marshall University, among other positions. She resides in Huntington.

Natural gas use across the United States has seen a dramatic increase in recent years. According to the 2017 Sustainable Energy in America Factbook, a report produced by the Business Council for Sustainable Energy and Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the U.S. has experienced a 79 percent surge in shale gas extraction since 2011 and a 12 percent jump in total gas production over the past five years. As the Factbook reports, “natural gas is now the number one source of power in the U.S., contributing 34 percent of the electricity mix in 2016, up from only 22 percent in 2007.”

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