"We are fortunate in the United States because our people are allowed to own land and minerals.
I generally advise people not to sell their mineral rights unless there is very great need.
The minerals you now own will belong to whoever you leave them…"
"It is nearly impossible to read any kind of response to a story that gets posted in the electronic media, without having someone throw hate in your face. What’s up with that?
It doesn’t matter if the subject is business, news, sports,…"
"The rabid environmentalists use sensationalism to draw attention to their cause. It is unfortunate that the oil and gas industry has done such a por job of managing the #2 cause of concern, the chemical composition of fracking fluid, that…"
"I would enjoy seeing the discussion among geologists about any possibility of these quakes being linked to the New Madrid fault. I'm aware that the center of the New Madrid fault line is hundreds of miles away, but speaking in geologic…"
"I loved this article. It was short, sweet, and to the point.
I would love to see the oil and gas industry pull thier head out of the sand and address public concerns respectfully, accurately, and robustly.
If some little group of people can get…"
"Really good points, everyone.
I wonder if we have seen the worst earthquake possible? Have we seen the worst storm? Do we really know when and where every volcanic eruption will occur? I expect we could be surprised.
Where is it safe to use…"
"Here is an example of the way I observed the original question.
Let's say my father died and in his will he left me his 1956 Chevrolet Nomad station wagon. The car is in excellent condition and as a "classic" car, we can…"
Hello! I hope the site is a place for you to learn, network and contribute. My name is Keith and I started the site in June of 2008 to open up lines of communication between landowners. Since then, we have grown to over 10,000 members.
There are a couple things you should check out. 1) Check out current discussions. 2) Join in on the County and Parish Groups. By joining a County or Parish, you are networking locally with people who share similar concerns.
Be sure to read up on how to navigate the site HERE. This will help you get the most out of the site.
As exciting as this is, we know that we have a responsibility to do this thing correctly. After all, we want the farm to remain a place where the family can gather for another 80 years and beyond. This site was born out of these desires. Before we started this site, googling "shale' brought up little information. Certainly nothing that was useful as we negotiated a lease. Read More