"What was the going price per acre for the #8 coal rights when they were originally purchased by the coal landmen?
Did the landowners get the raw end of that deal as well?
Maybe the thousands of local landowners should unite and lobby the states…"
However, I dont recall anyone running against Selmon in Monroe County since that ruling.
Maybe someone will do that in the future.
In my opinion 7th District needs cleaned up.
Locals continue to repeat the same mistake over and…"
"In regards to my view on Mr. Murray: I've heard him speak a few times and I personally share many of the same beliefs and core values as he does. I believe that he is an incredible positive for America, and that if he were to replace some of…"
"Why then did the local Monroe Court Judge and the 7th dist. appeals court rule in favor of Murray in the face of such clear language in the contract?
Why does the ODNR continually create an environment wherein Murray can feel so superior over all…"
"Lots of folks have profited from King Coal, many of them still have stocks in the coal and rail industry. You can probably imagine that some working with certain state agencies are no exception.
Who speaks for the landowners? King Coal no doubt has…"
"John, Thanks for your explanation, input and understanding on this important issue.
We landowners here in Southern Belmont & Northern Monroe Counties have been bullied by the local coal interest for a very long time. We havent even…"
"It's apparent that fracking in the Utica Shale is far less of an environmental concern that is longwall mining. With accurate information like this available it should allow for better decisions by our state officials and the voting public.
"Philip, in comparing the two. Do you know how deep the Utica shale fracking is below the water table in comparison to the longwall miner here in Belmont County? I understand that the century mine has been called an underground toilet where the…"
"If the longwall mining method was put on a state wide ballot for approval or denial, it would be interesting to discover the result. Considering the current unemployment rate perhaps returning to the method of conventional mining in Ohio would only…"
"Mr. Sprouse, What was your position at the ODNR Ohio Dept of Natural Resources in Louisiana?
Do you or have you ever been on or financially connected to Murrays payroll?
Remember just because special superior favoritism was granted to some in the…"
""Get over it !" This War is just getting started.
Remember this, A judge can make decision in a courtroom but the landowners can vote to replace the judge, the Governor and on up the ladder from there."
"Against the local grain, my family all voted for our current Governor. We have supported him in his decisions and spoke well of him even when opposed by large and loud crowds.
We do this basically because we believe in the old ways more than we do…"
"We agree, the O&G Companies and the landowners should not allow a person with no legal right to the oil and gas under our lands to intimidate, delay, obstruct or prevent us from moving forward. The drilling should start now a few months out…"
"Maybe join in with the Oil & Gas Companies that leased the acreage here and want to start drilling?
We can probably expect that King Coal will throw lots of $$$ around trying to get their superior agenda approved.
We will most likely need the…"
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