75 Carroll County Landowners Sue Chesapeake Exploration

Kristy Foster at farmanddairy.com published a story today detailing a lawsuit filed on March 22 on behalf of 75 landowners and concerning over 3,000 acres against Chesapeake Exploration for unfair lease practices in Carroll County.

The landowners are alleging that horizontal drilling (fracking) will be "dramatically more disruptive" than what they signed off on when originally signing leases with Anschutz Exploration, and they are hoping that a provision that protects a landowners right to receive fair value for their land will help them to break out of the leases they've signed.  More after the jump...

They also claim that the notarizing process used by Anschutz, referred to as "robo-signing," invalidates the lease agreements.  Further, they claim that they were not notified in a timely manner that Anschutz had sold the leases to Chesapeake.

Chesapeake, for their part, would not talk to Farm and Dairy about the lawsuit.

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