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Gas royalty fairness legislation guarantees landowner benefits

July 11, 2013

We applaud legislation being co-sponsored by two local state representatives in the name of residents who are leasing property for gas drilling. State Reps....

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Jul-12-13 8:59 AM

Cry me a river

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Jul-11-13 12:37 PM

Funny, we have an article about state republicans giving more rights to the gas drillers and here we have this. Can't have it both ways my friends. I think the people of this area are hosed.

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Jul-11-13 9:41 AM

The fact that such legislation is needed says something about how things have been done up to now. It is interesting to see that the author is comfortable using the word "guarantees" to describe the impact of this legislation. I have found that most legislation rarely guarantees anything. It (the legislation) is always subject to changing conditions and interpretation. Also, I don't share the author's efforts to sympathize with landowners who leased their mineral rights and had their property disturbed. What about those who didn't lease anything and have had the value of their property "disturbed"?

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