Colorado property owners faced with possibility of being forced into drilling plans

By Mark Jaffe
The Denver Post

The landman for Chesapeake Energy Corp. presented Mark Faut with a choice: sign a lease for his oil rights or have his 7 acres forced into the drilling plan by the state.

“That was it, no questions, no discussion,” said Faut, who owns a rental home in the Cross Diamond subdivision in Elbert County. “It was, ‘Sign or we’ll force pool.’ ” Continue reading article at The Denver Post

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