New Castle News


August 3, 2013

Our Opinion: New law gives drillers edge over landowners



Defenders of the measure say it is environmentally friendly, allowing one deep well instead of multiple shallower ones. Perhaps, but shouldn’t that be a matter for landowners and drillers to negotiate?
This measure has the appearance of successful lobbying by big business at the expense of individual landowners. Supposedly, efforts are to be made to rescind it.
That would be the appropriate thing to do. These are issues for private parties to negotiate and resolve on their own. Government shouldn’t be taking sides.

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