November 30, 2009
A new website, Mineral Rights Forum, provides information and discussions about topics of interest to mineral owners. It is owned by Kenneth DuBose and is run by Peter Moorman. Looks like it will be a good resource for mineral owners. It reports on a recent documentary, Split Estate, that investigates conflicts between surface owners who do not own the underlying minerals and oil and gas companies. It has been shown on Planet Green, an independent cable channel, and will be shown again in January. Here is the movie trailer. According to the Huffington Post, a representative of the Colorado Oil and Gas Commission, Kathy Hall, resigned recently after being shown in the movie saying that fracing fluid was harmless and she had had it in her mouth with no ill effects.