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Spectra Speak, Again

Pinochio Award for Spectra Energy’s ‘Ground Game’ on Sabal Trail Pipeline, While Company Pushes 8 Pipeline Projects in 14 States;  Meanwhile PHMSA Documents Corrosion Problems   Spectra Energy (NYSE:  SE) has eight new pipeline projects in the U.S. that, if approved, will result in more than 830 miles of pipeline in 14 states.  In addition, [...]

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Ultimate NIMBY

‘Boo-Hoo’ Award for Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson; Property Rights Emerge as Growing Issue; Is Tillerson a Property Rights ‘Illiterate’? A recent Wyoming Supreme Court decision noted the shale gas ‘gold rush’ has triggered the law of unintended consequences for energy industry executives and government regulators where property rights are concerned.1 More property owners and [...]

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Pipeline Opposition Mounts

Sabal Trail Pipeline – Spectra Energy’s Proposed Gas Transmission Pipeline Draws Citizen Opposition in 3 States: Georgia, Florida, Alabama   Spectra Energy Builds on its Reputation for Cynical Social Responsibility Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE), the $5 billion pipeline and underground natural gas storage company, is now in a position where its reputation precedes it.  When [...]

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Our Pursuit

The shale gas/oil “gold rush” brings with it the power to take surface and/or subsurface property rights from private citizens.

With drill sites come gathering lines, transmission pipelines, compressor stations and underground storage reservoirs. All of this requires more “taking” of property plus more environmental & social risks.

To date, nearly 40 states have compulsory integration or forced pooling laws – written by the gas & oil industry for the gas & oil industry; and enforced by government. In states like New York, no public hearings were held.

Property owners are the key stakeholders because they possess the asset coveted by government and energy companies: the land – both surface and subsurface. Protect your property rights. Educate yourself and talk to fellow property owners who have learned from their experience.