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June 4, 2014

Now that Governor Corbett has signed an executive order protecting state forest land from surface activities of gas drilling companies, it would be entirely appropriate for the legislature to pass......

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ToTEXASfromPA

Jun-04-14 6:21 AM

Land owners can refuse to lease their property so that forest/undisturbed areas are not impinged upon by a well site. Or even if they lease the property, they can place restrictions on what is and is not disturbed.

The bigger issue to watch is forced pooling. Some states have had it around for years because it adds revenues to the state budgets and contributes to the collective good of the residents of the states. It is much like a public road or electric company power lines that can use eminent domain to remove trees and disturb your property to install infrastructure that meets the collective good of society. It will be interesting to see what PA does with the issue.

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rick424

Jun-04-14 7:32 AM

Forced pooling is a win for the industry, no one else. It is another way to screw the land owners and not for the good of the public. Nice try Texas.

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eriklatranyi

Jun-04-14 8:34 AM

rick:

Texas was warning of the dangers of "forced pooling" as it hurts landowners, but benefits the state.

I am sure Tom Wolf favors forced pooling as he supports big gov't and more revenues.

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pinecr

Jun-04-14 9:09 AM

of course once again we have erik..making a statement that is false. Tom Wolf is against forced pooling. Now on the other hand, Tommy Corbett will give the gas industry anything they want. He needs to go.

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rick424

Jun-04-14 10:17 AM

Actually pinecr, that is one thing Corbett was against. Forced pooling does not benefit the state as much as they would like us to believe. However, it is a great way to pit neighbor against neighbor.

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eriklatranyi

Jun-04-14 11:12 AM

rick:

You are correct. Corbett has come out clearly against forced pooling.

I have not been able to find the same clear statement from Tom Wolf, who send jobs overseas.

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enigma

Jun-04-14 11:48 AM

Forced pooling actually benefits all of us, but that doesn't make it right. It's only a good idea if you are a big government type. The ironic thing about it is that most collectivists hate energy companies so, on this issue, they act as if they value individual rights and fake Conservatives support energy companies even at the expense of individual rights. It's really funny until you realize how sad it is.

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Scott36

Jun-04-14 1:21 PM

I am sure Tom Wolf favors forced pooling as he supports big gov't and more revenues.-eriklatranyi

"I am sure"?? Another one of your assumptions to fit around your way of thinking??

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ToTEXASfromPA

Jun-04-14 8:48 PM

Enigma, your 11:48 AM post nailed it. I was hoping that someone would have commented on my earlier analogy of comparing forced pooling with roads and power lines that have been installed across private property for the collective good of society.

So do you think that power lines, roads, similar should not be installed across individuals private property if they don't want it? Do you think as a society we should have eminent domain?

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