- Associated Press - Thursday, August 13, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A panel appointed by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has started its study of safety within the oil and natural gas industry.

The Oil and Natural Gas Industry Safety Commission gave a broad overview of issues during its first meeting Thursday at the Capitol.

The group heard presentations on federal safety regulations, state well site safety plans, pipeline safety and trucking safety related the industry.

The panel includes legislators and the secretaries of the Departments of Environmental Protection, Commerce, Transportation and Military Affairs and Public Safety.

The commission is tasked with helping state officials determine how to best protect workers and how to ensure that workers have proper training and skills.

The group faces a Nov. 16 deadline to issue its final report.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide