With what is probably the worst compulsory integration practices in the United States.
Because New York has the best compulsory integration law that Chesapeake could buy.
Keeping the DEC from forcing you into a gas well against your will.
New York’s compulsory integration practices are a preview of why its fracking regulations will be courtesy of Chesapeake.
Because that’s what they paid for in Albany – the best compulsory pooling that money can buy:
If your town has adopted a “frack us” resolution you are at risk of getting pushed into a fracking gas hole.
If you live next to land of less than one square mile that’s been leased, then you are at risk of getting pushed into a gas hole.
Because it takes one section – 640 acres – to make a shale gas well spacing in New York, and some of those 640 acres might be yours.
If they are, the DEC is more than willing to make you participate in that shale gas well.
Even if the terms of the lease are lousy and the economics suck. In you go.
Even on as little as a 40 acre well spacing – that includes your house. How American is that ?
But that’s the way fracking works in New York state – for the benefit of the frackers.