Zombie Bills? Bad bills could be back in 2017
The following is a summary of various bad bills that were working their way through the Legislature during the 2016 session. Fortunately all of these proposals were either soundly defeated or stalled a different points in the legislative process — in large part due to citizen outrage and opposition.
Thank you to those of you who contacted your legislators about these terrible bills and for making your voices heard. Your calls, emails, and personal letters made a difference.
Unfortunately, due to the ongoing mass litigation nuisance suits and outcomes in other court cases, the industry is likely to be emboldened to bring back some of these proposals, which would further erode the limited rights surface owners have and eliminate laws that surface owners and others living with oil and gas drilling in their communities are using to seek relief from drilling related impacts that are not regulated by the DEP. Full story HERE