Number of landowners forced to frack could rise “exponentially”

Number of landowners forced to frack could rise “exponentially”

Compulsory integration is (not completely unfairly) sometimes called the “eminent domain” of gas drilling, including by the decidedly pro-gas drilling governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Corbett.

We did a longer report on the ups and downs of the New York State law, which forces landowners to let their land be drilled in some cases, even if they don’t want to sign a lease to allow a gas well.

But whatever your perspective, what seems clear is that compulsory integration is going to happen a lot more if (or when) horizontal hydrofracking goes forward in New York State.

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