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[Excerpt from PublicHerald.org report] Our Land: Split Estate
With the fracking boom moving into full swing, tensions are rising between landowners and gas and oil companies, especially as previously overlooked laws come into play. Generally, to drill a well, the oil and gas company must acquire the rights from local land and mineral owners. If the landowners refuse, the company must move in a different direction and, in thirty-nine states, that direction is “forced pooling.”
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