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OP-ED -- Spectra Energy: Trust Facts Not Promises

Spectra Energy’s (NYSE: SE) proposed pipeline projects are proliferating across some 14 states.  Despite its corporate charm offensive, it cannot shake the specter (if you will) of its Steckman Ridge facility in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, a 12 billion cubic feet underground natural gas storage reservoir with pipelines running in and out. Grassroots opposition to Spectra [...]

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Spectra Speak, Again

Pinochio Award for Spectra Energy’s ‘Ground Game’ on Sabal Trail Pipeline, While Company Pushes 8 Pipeline Projects in 14 States;  Meanwhile PHMSA Documents Corrosion Problems   Spectra Energy (NYSE:  SE) has eight new pipeline projects in the U.S. that, if approved, will result in more than 830 miles of pipeline in 14 states.  In addition, [...]

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Ultimate NIMBY

‘Boo-Hoo’ Award for Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson; Property Rights Emerge as Growing Issue; Is Tillerson a Property Rights ‘Illiterate’? A recent Wyoming Supreme Court decision noted the shale gas ‘gold rush’ has triggered the law of unintended consequences for energy industry executives and government regulators where property rights are concerned.1 More property owners and [...]

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Our Pursuit

The shale gas/oil “gold rush” brings with it the power to take surface and/or subsurface property rights from private citizens.

With drill sites come gathering lines, transmission pipelines, compressor stations and underground storage reservoirs. All of this requires more “taking” of property plus more environmental & social risks.

To date, nearly 40 states have compulsory integration or forced pooling laws – written by the gas & oil industry for the gas & oil industry; and enforced by government. In states like New York, no public hearings were held.

Property owners are the key stakeholders because they possess the asset coveted by government and energy companies: the land – both surface and subsurface. Protect your property rights. Educate yourself and talk to fellow property owners who have learned from their experience.