|Re: Bartonville Gives up Territory to Flower Mound|
Poster: Anonymous Posted: 2010/9/1 17:46:13
I don't understand the anger and name calling in your post. You may not have personally experienced the divisive tactics used but others have and they aren't all "sky-is-falling" activists. I agree that the royalty owners may not be interested in the politics and no one is preventing them from signing over their mineral rights but the gas companies do use high pressure as well as divisive tactics in the neighborhoods. How about the multiple "last notice" notices that we received over and over again for a year that threatened that we would lose out on royalties if we didn't sign NOW? Also, along Regency and Kenny in Lewisville, no one was signing and the gas company needed us to sign to access the Ingram property drill sites on the other side of Timber Creek. They picked off one neighbor at a time and offered the neighbors that signed a "finder's fee" of sorts if they got other neighbors to sign. They also told the neighbors that had signed that if all didn't sign along the creek then no one would get royalties. If that isn't pitting neighbor against neighbor, I don't know what is.
I, by the way, applaud the activists like Steve and the mayor of Dish, TX for bringing to light issues that have occurred elsewhere. I don't think either represents themselves as "sky-is-falling" activists. The gas companies are going to do what is best for their bottom line and the city has proven by not voting for the permit moratorium that they aren't going to police the gas companies. It would be great to think that the gas companies operate altruistically but that just isn't real. We have a perfect example of "bottom line" decisions being made by BP in the Gulf if you need another example.