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Danger If Ohio Watershed Conservancy District Leases Reservoirs for Fracking – damascus citizens for sustainability.

The Rubin report, “Hydrogeologic Concerns Regarding Hydraulic Fracturing within the Muskingum River Watershed in Eastern Ohio with Justification & Recommendations in Support of a Drilling Moratorium within Reservoir Watersheds and Statewide Legislation Banning Hydraulic Fracturing,” is available at http://hydroquest.com/Hydrofracking/.

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Study Examines Ownership, Control of Land with Marcellus Shale Gas – damascus citizens for sustainability

Study Examines Ownership, Control of Land with Marcellus Shale Gas – damascus citizens for sustainability.

let your local officials know of your plight as a landowner with a gas lease.Fleased

Fleased.

Contacting Your Town Board

It is critical to let your local officials know of your plight as a landowner with a gas lease. Short of a state ban, a local moratorium or ban will be our only protection from the impacts gas exploitation will have on those of us with gas leases.  Pro-drilling forces are pushing towns to enact resolutions favoring drilling.  It is imperative that towns hear from citizens like you.

We have prepared some materials to make it easier for you to reach out and educate your local officials.  A Town Board Packet is provided that includes a template letter, educational resources, and contact information. Visit our Resources page for additional information.

Chesapeake Energy Seeks to Renegotiate Shale Drilling Lease Contracts in Ohio – WSJ.com

Chesapeake Energy Seeks to Renegotiate Shale Drilling Lease Contracts in Ohio – WSJ.com.

N.Y., Chesapeake Energy reach settlement on disputed gas leases | Press & Sun-Bulletin | pressconnects.com

N.Y., Chesapeake Energy reach settlement on disputed gas leases | Press & Sun-Bulletin | pressconnects.com.

Summary of Judgment:

June 14, 2012 CHESAPEAKE/ NYS ATTORNEY GENERAL SETTLEMENT
AGREEMENT: OVERVIEW OF # OF LEASES IMPACTED:
1. BACKGROUND:
a. Document is called “ASSURANCE OF DISCONTINUANCE”
b. Combines AG’s investigation into:
i. Force majeure claims by Chesapeake; and
ii. Lease extension clauses
iii. No admission of wrong doing by Chesapeake.
2. # OF LEASES IMPACTED:
a. 50 LEASES–Chesapeake agrees to release–these had a blank
for the amount necessary to trigger the Automatic Extension;
b. 4,365 LEASES–land owners can negotiate with other gas
companies:
i. If they receive bona fide offers that are better;
ii. Then Chesapeake can decide if they will match the better
terms or release the lease, after the better one
executed;
c. 1,865 LEASES–AG agrees that Chesapeake has extended
properly under the Automatic Extension clause
3. OTHER PROVISIONS:
a. Chesapeake will not use the state environmental review
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process as a reason to extend any leases expiring after Dec. 31,
2013;
b. Chesapeake will pay state $250,000.00 to cover its costs for
this investigation;
c. There is no agreement as to whether Chesapeake’s force
majeure claims, based on state regulatory situation, are valid
or invalid.

Shale Gas Review: Pa. company targets Utica Shale in Finger Lakes region Purchase from Chesapeake includes plans for fracking

Shale Gas Review: Pa. company targets Utica Shale in Finger Lakes region Purchase from Chesapeake includes plans for fracking.

The Landowners’ Lease – Video Library – The New York Times

The Landowners’ Lease – Video Library – The New York Times.

Pennsylvania Game Commission accepting bids for leasing local game lands to gas companies – News – Daily Review

Pennsylvania Game Commission accepting bids for leasing local game lands to gas companies – News – Daily Review.

How Fracking Threatens the Health of the Mortgage Industry

How Fracking Threatens the Health of the Mortgage Industry.

Compulsory Integration Expanded CI White Paper by WCF 5th draft.pdf

Expanded CI White Paper by WCF 5th draft.pdf.