"Blueflame, we already have a lawyer who's quite good, it's just a cost-benefit analysis that made it clear that there isn't any point in fighting anything, not yet at least. Our issues have to do with flipped black gold (I think…"
"Blueflame, I definitely understand where you're coming from, and I'm not someone who likes to see government in places it doesn't need to be. My family's also CHK lessor, and frankly it's been nothing like your…"
"Bluflame, my concern is that landowners, no matter how vigilant, stand no chance in taking on a large corporation like Chesapeake. We've seen the lawsuits in Texas, Louisiana, and Michigan; and on the one thread on here, it appears like…"
"Joe-Ohio, I see what you mean about the increased 1280 drilling unit size.
But, if they'd be willing to change the bill to read something like 640 acres, but kept a lot of the rest of the language, it seems to me to be a good thing for…"
"I read the PDF file again, and I actually see more that's beneficial to the landowner. This bill would set the minimum royalty rate to 15% gross, which is much better than a lot of these 12.5% older leases that were never meant for…"
"How is this punitive to the landowner? Wouldn't that bill (493) ensure that Chesapeake wouldn't be allowed to claim HPB on land that isn't contiguous? The 750 foot setback ensures that they couldn't steal someone…"
"All of you do realize that Anne is being paid to post these things on here, right? Per her twitter account, "once again living the dream in sunny Maaansfield doing energy PR".
If these activists, from both sides, wish to fight each…"
What makes this site so great? Well, I think it's the fact that, quite frankly, we all have a lot at stake in this thing they call shale. But beyond that, this site is made up of individuals who have worked hard for that little yard we call home. Or, that farm on which blood, sweat and tears have fallen.[ Read More ]