NOBULL: RE: Is Fracking Contaminating US Livestock? — People aren’t leaving a Marcellus drilling area because it is contaminated.
Mike, I don’t want to argue with your mailing list and make a bunch of people mad. Chances are I might really like the unknown fellow who signs his name RDO. However,
1) there are some ruthless laws enforced on drilling companies if they ever contaminate an area. They are forced to pay damages, if proven.
2) "Surface owner consent" is attached to mineral ownership and would be a rare occasion that anyone would buy minerals without the right to mine — that would be crazy — minerals would be worthless.
3) Your RDO guy twisted my info. People aren’t leaving a Marcellus drilling area because it is contaminated. It is because they have the money to pick and choose an area of their choice, that could be their dream place, with the money received from mineral leases or sales. With respect, Darol Dickinson