War of Words Continues in PA Royalty Civil War

civil-warBradford County, PA landowners and their titular leader, county commissioner Doug McLinko, are keeping up the pressure on PA’s legislators to pass House Bill (HB) 1391 to guarantee landowners receive 12.5% royalties. Earlier this week we noted the county had released a powerful new video to support their cause (see Bradford Landowners Release Powerful Video: PA Royalty Ripoff). The video was followed up by an impassioned letter to the editor from McLinko, appearing in the Harrisburg Patriot-News’ website, under the title, “Tell lawmakers to stop the mugging in The Endless Mountains.” Not to be outdone, the Marcellus Shale Coalition responded a few days later with a “we feel your pain, but this bill isn’t the answer” letter to the editor of its own…

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