The rules set in place governing Forced Pooling were established many years ago in reference to a fluid resource, example: oil, water. In that case landowners would be drawing from the same subsurface pool. Should one landowner want to wait to draw out the resource while his neighbors are pumping out the pool, he loses his resource. What we have here is a resource trapped in a solid, not moving without hydro-fracking. In this case forced pooling is compelling one landowner to frack in order to make his neighbors fracking more cost efficient. Our government is forcing property owners to allow the fracking of their land for private profit not public benefit. As to what the gas company can do to the surface land, in a word anything they need to. Look what has been done elsewhere if you doubt me. That means they may locate a road, gathering lines, compressor stations, well pads, holding tanks, waste pits or pipelines across your property where they think best. This is a highly industrial activity that runs 24/7. Landowners should have the RIGHT to refuse to participate.
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