lease, leash, what’s the diff?!

a little lease goes a long way... or the wrong way... depending...

My master rarely has me on a leash. Heck, I haven’t even worn my shock collar for a month. My master said that if I stayed home and stopped eating stray cats, then I could go without collar or leash all summer. And then, that got me thinking: At least I can take off my leash. Humans? Not so much.

Humans have got leashes, too, and their called leases. I know– it’s confusing. Let me put it this way: the lease you have signed for natural gas exploration is quite similar to a leash. Now, the gas company has you at the end of a rope, and there’s just not that much you can do about it… not much.

But, there is something you can do…and not many humans do it.

Today’s post is actually just a short reminder for all of those humans living in GasLand: READ YOUR LEASE. I know it’s been several years since most of humans around here got duped into signing their rights away for a pittance…

…but you seriously need to get that lease out and read it. Do you know what it says? Or, are you just assuming that the gas company knows your lease and knows your rights and will faithfully, dutifully, acknowledge and respect your rights?

READ YOUR LEASE! Not too long ago, it was reported that one gas company put part of a wellpad on someone else’s property– for which, the story goes, they did not have a lease! Right now, there are humans who think they’ve leased their Marcellus and have no clue that their lease specifically states that the lease is not for shale gas at such great depths*. What does yours say? Do you even know?

PLEASE, read your lease! Don’t assume it’s a leash. Read it, first.


*This is referring to leases that specifically state the depths that are being leased. If you read yours, you might see that it is only for certain depths. The point of this whole post is simply that you need to read your lease. How else would you know?

About adamaecompton

just a three-legged rescue dog, bloggin about critical citizenship, the environment, and all sorts of literacy.
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