The Land Stewards of NY believe that the New York State Compulsory Integration Law is essentially a form of private eminent domain which infringes of the property rights of taxpayers. Republican Pennsylvania Governor, Tom Corbett agrees. He has gone on the record with his opposition to”forced pooling”, otherwise known in NYS as Compulsory Integration. Read about this in two recent stories, one on the website ProPublica, and the other in the Wall Street Journal online.
Pennsylvania governor opposes forced pooling- Wall Street Journal
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett tells a crowd from the booming natural gas industry that the state needs its help to climb out of the recession. However, he also says that he will aggressively enforce environmental laws and that he opposes “forced pooling,” which he says is tantamount to private eminent domain. Click link to read article. http://online.wsj.com/article/AP6047e173550e405ebcf96b930b5c0cda.html
Forced Pooling: When Landowners Can’t Say No to Drilling- ProPublica
As the shale gas boom sweeps across the United States, drillers are turning to a controversial legal tool called forced pooling to gain access to minerals beneath private property–in many cases, without the landowners’ permission. Click link to read article. http://www.propublica.org/article/forced-pooling-when-landowners-cant-say-no-to-drilling