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Friday, January 22, 2010

NY Attorney General comes to defence of landowners caught in lease extensions

Click on the post title above to read an article by Sue Heavenrich from December, 2009 about an agreement between the Attorney-General of New York State and gas drilling company Fortuna to resolve complaints of false statements made by Fortuna to landowners. Fortuna's leases were expiring, and the company wrote to landowners telling them that if they did not renew the leases within 30 days, Fortuna would be filing notices with county clerks to prevent landowners from negotiating with other companies.

Ms. Heavenrich's blog, "The Marcellus Effect", reports on issues regarding the Marcellus Gas formation and landowners in upstate New York. Her blog also links to the website of the Tioga County Landowners Group (http://www.tiogagaslease.org/).