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Mineral owner has rights to land, too

Published 12:16am Friday, January 25, 2013

The rights of mineral ownership in the instance of the debate over drilling at historic Arlington are being ignored or overlooked.

These minerals are private property. Can the city override and deny the owners their rightful use thereof and the possible enjoyment of revenues derived from the exploration efforts of RMB Exploration? I don’t think so.

It becomes obvious that an ordinance should be developed that would prescribe the requirements imposed legally upon any exploration activity and, in the process thereof, bear in mind that they cannot be overly restrictive and abusive, which was the case with the condominium development on the former Natchez Pecan Company site by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

A good oil and gas attorney could accomplish these purposes for the city, insuring protection of the city, the mineral owners and the developers.

Thanks for your kind indulgence.

 

Thomas K. Armstrong

Natchez resident

  • http://www.natchezdemocrat.com khakirat

    Now,thats what I’m talking about thanks to Armstrong telling it as the law tells it!! Mike you need to spud in for the histerical folks didn’t show up !!

  • Anonymous

    My grandmother used to say, “Opinons are like rectums…everybody’s got one!” It needs to be decided in COURT!

  • Anonymous

    To Mr. Armstrong. The mineral owner’s/driller’s rights ARE NOT being ignored or overlooked as you state.. I belive if memory serves me correctly, its been presented and denied adnauseum to several governing boards on 4 different occasions, and awaits a 5th review…. Lastly, a good oil and gas attorney… such as (Mr. Leach) (who represents the oil and gas board, has already said its a “very complicated legal issue” one which he could not give a top of mind definitive answer on.. which confirms that it NEEDS TO BE DECIDED IN A HIGHER COURT!

  • http://www.natchezdemocrat.com khakirat

    No reason to go to court when its already spelled out by the law itself that the mineral owners have already that are law in the state of Ms. so get ready here it comes!!

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    My grandmother used to say, “Opinons are like rectums…everybody’s got one!” It needs to be decided in COURT!

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  • http://www.natchezdemocrat.com khakirat

    No reason to go to court when its already spelled out by the law itself that the mineral owners have already that are law in the state of Ms. so get ready here it comes!!

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    disqus_hUuLyqXPo2 wrote, in response to khakirat:
    My grandmother used to say, “Opinons are like rectums…everybody’s got one!” It needs to be decided in COURT!

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