- Associated Press - Friday, July 10, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has announced the formation of a commission to ensure the safety of workers in the state’s energy industry.

Tomblin on Thursday announced the membership of the West Virginia Commission on Oil and Natural Gas Industry Safety.

The governor said the panel will help determine how to best protect workers at natural gas operations.

The Dominion Post (https://bit.ly/1L1yF8t ) says members of the commission are charged with reviewing federal and state oil and natural gas workplace safety regulations. The commission will issue a final report and its recommendations in November.

The commission includes the secretaries of the departments of Environmental Protection, Commerce, Transportation and Military Affairs and Public Safety. It also includes 10 industry and labor representatives and four legislators.

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Information from: The Dominion Post, https://www.dominionpost.com

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