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Suit by Denton, TX Royalty Interest Owners Could Be Harbinger of More Suits if Proposed Hydraulic Fracturing Ban Passes
Ahead of the November 4th vote that could make it the first city in Texas to ban hydraulic fracturing, the City of Denton has been sued by a group of royalty interest owners claiming that the city’s current temporary ban violates their property rights.
The U.S. shale boom has generated a boom in a related industry: “frac sand.” Sand has become an integral component of hydraulic fracturing.
“What is it like to live inside your head with Peter Pan and the Easter Bunny?” So asks the sister in “Bridges of Madison County” after the brother wonders if the Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood characters had sex all those years ago.
With anti-fracking citizens and activists loudly protesting plans by Helis Oil & Gas Co. to drill a well in St. Tammany Parish (northeast of Mandeville) that anticipates the use of “hydraulic fracturing” to extract hydrocarbons, the parish decided to sue the Commissioner of Conservation, who heads the Office of Conservation within the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources.
Labor groups and members of the oil and gas industry have joined together in calling for the overhaul of recently proposed rules governing fracking in the state.
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) on August 29, 2014 filed proposed rules that if adopted, will create additional burdens on companies seeking to extract natural gas in Illinois.
On September 3, Nova Scotia’s government announced that it will indefinitely ban high volume hydraulic fracturing onshore.
In this matter, the plaintiff brought an action in the Los Angeles County Superior Court alleging that the defendant breached contracts with its California customers by charging unauthorized fuel surcharges and excessive fees.