Tom West has sued New York over the “right” to compel some people to participate in a shale gas well with his “client” frack zombie, Norse Energy. That’s what this boils down to. Chesapeake’s lobbyist, shale shyster Tom West, has proceeded with his latest political publicity stunt, and filed a lawsuit against the Governor and the state of New York for not allowing his “client” a bankrupt Norwegian penny stock prospector to compulsively integrate neighboring land owners into a shale gas well. That’s right, folks, the only shale gas well application Norse has in the queue would require compulsory integration – under the Compulsory Pooling law that Tom West wrote for his accomplices inside the DEC– to compel people into participating in a shale gas well – in this, that would mean with a company in liquidation. Here’s a copy of Norse well permit application from the DEC’s website; note the “Integration Hearing Date” has not been set. If frack zombie Norse Energy and West had their way, that would mean the frack zombie’s neighbors would get pushed into participating in a well . . .with a fracking zombie. It is stunts like this that have made “fracking lobbyist” the newest political epithet in Albany. And that keeps fracking zombies alive, well past their expiration date.
Here are the filings:
All of which equate to a lot of hot air, because Norse only has one HVHF well application in the queue. The rest were lost when the landowners got rid of their Norse leases. So they have been “denied” the right to drill that one wildcat well – which entails a compulsory integration . . . .