Wyoming County Landowners Organize re Low Royalties; Arbitration?

Pennsylvania’s landowners, at least many of them, continue to be angry about getting low–or no–royalty checks. That’s not what they signed up for when leasing their property. A group of 200+ landowners packed a meeting last week in Wyoming County, PA to discuss the situation, and what to do next. The meeting was organized by the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association of Royalty Owners (NARO). One distinct possibility raised at the meeting: force Chesapeake (and others) into arbitration. NARO’s approach is to push for legislation, specifically PA House Bill (HB) 557 (see PA Rep. Garth Everett Reintroduces Minimum Royalty Bill, 3rd Time). NARO encouraged attendees to share their royalty stories with lawmakers, telling attendees such stories have an impact. Here’s what happened last week in Wyoming County…

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