Tag Archives: Mineral rights

What’s wrong with the Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation

The Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation (BOGC) is not serving the needs of the people of the state and is in need of substantive reform. The current BOGC model may have worked better back in history when mineral extraction … Continue reading

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Involuntary pooling: another way oil and gas companies take away your property rights

One of the consistent themes on this blog has been the ways in which uncontrolled oil and gas drilling takes away the rights of property owners. It threatens water supplies, creates noise, traffic and dust for which owners receive no compensation; … Continue reading

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How drilling tramples on property rights and lowers home values

One myth about oil and gas drilling is that it creates riches in a community in the form of increased property values. “With all the new jobs,” the industry says, “buyers will be falling all over themselves to buy your … Continue reading

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What does Australia know that Montana doesn’t?

Sometimes it’s useful to look at business practices in other countries to see clear examples of how oil and gas policies in the US disempower property owners.. In Montana and throughout most of the West, most estates are split: surface rights … Continue reading

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Announcing the first Rex Tillerson Fracking Hypocrite Award

The Rex Tillerson Fracking Hypocrite Award We here at Preserve the Beartooth Front are pleased to announce the first recipient of the Rex Tillerson Fracking Hypocrite Award. The Award is a 160-foot water tower, engraved with Rex Tillerson’s photo, delivered … Continue reading

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How to find out who owns the mineral rights to your land

If you are a landowner in Carbon or Stillwater County, now is the time to determine whether or not you own the mineral rights under your land. Unified vs. split estates If you are lucky, your estate is unified, or … Continue reading

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