Chesapeake, the largest natural gas producer in Pennsylvania, is losing money. The current low price of gas will leave the company around $4 Billion in the red this year. Part of their response is to use a recent state Supreme Court ruling to justify charging landowners for the drilling and transportation expenses involved in extraction, reducing or eliminating all royalties. What was once a windfall to Pennsylvania communities is now becoming a burden, with Chesapeake now retroactively billing landowners for previous expenses. StateImpact Pennsylvania
has written and recorded a thorough report on the issue.
A campaign for land reform in Britain.
'A few rich people, many of them aristocrats, own 69 per cent of the land in Britain. As a result, house prices are so high, millions can't afford to buy a home.' (New Statesman) Related :- freedom to roam
(from the Ramblers' Association
site), the 'independent' Isle of Eigg
, the Mass Trespass of Kinder Scout
in 1932 (and a news report
from the era).
New Mexico's voters
decided against an amendment that would remove language in the state constitution prohibiting Asian immigrants from owning land [scroll down]. Florida is the only other state now with such a clause
. Surprising that they would keep such laws around...
Tangentially, do all Asians really look the same
? And would a high score be a good or bad thing?