Energy firm uses \’land grabs\’ to secure fracking rights from reluctant landowners – Open Channel

via Energy firm uses \’land grabs\’ to secure fracking rights from reluctant landowners – Open Channel.

Ranjana Bhandari and her husband knew the natural gas beneath their ranch-style home in Arlington, Texas, could be worth a lot – especially when they got offer after offer from Chesapeake Energy Corp.

Chesapeake wanted to drill there, and the offers could have netted the couple thousands of dollars in a bonus and royalties. But Bhandari says they ultimately declined the deals because they oppose fracking in residential areas. Fracking, slang for hydraulic fracturing, is a controversial method used to extract gas and oil.

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