Shale Energy Law Blog
Sam Cann Appointed to West Virginia State Senate
January 17, 2013
On January 16, 2013, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin (D) announced the appointment of Harrison County House of Delegate Member Sam Cann, (D), former member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, to fill the vacated Senate seat for the 12th Senatorial District. Cann has been a long time advocate of strategic development of WV natural gas assets for the Mountain State. Charleston Gazette, 2/21/2011. Cann’s ‘natural gas’ resume includes serving as a Past President for the Independent Oil and Gas Association (IOGA) and on the Regional Advisory Board for the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA). Both organizations advocate the safe and efficient development of natural gas exploration and production in the United States, including the shale-rich areas of West Virginia.