James Martin, Director v. Matthew L. Hamblet

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The Circuit Court of Doddridge County certifies the following question:
Does the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeal's opinion in State ex rel. Lovejoy v. Callaghan, 213 W. Va. 1, 576 S.E.2d 246 (2002) (per curiam), interpret the relevant statutes, when read in pari materia, to permit a surface owner to seek judicial review of the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Oil and Gas's issuance of a well work permit for a horizontal Marcellus well?
The circuit court answers in the affirmative.