Thanks so much for your response, Steve. It is unbelievable that they would offer any less than fair market value for the pad site. Our lease states we are to be compensated for 'damage'. Dictionary definitions support my stance. Our small 50 acre parcel with a pad would benefit neighbors more than ourselves if only one leg is drilled. One big loss for us in order for Chesapeake to hold by production . . . and they are calling my husband unreasonable.
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 ]