In the News: Landowner rights addressed at local forum – The Stokes News


RAFI-USA's James Robinson addresses at a landowners forum in Danbury, NC.  Photo by Meghann Evans of The Stokes News.

RAFI-USA’s James Robinson addresses at a landowners forum in Danbury, NC. Photo by Meghann Evans of The Stokes News.

RAFI-USA research and policy associate James Robinson travels the state to present at a number of forums about Landowner Rights and Fracking. He was recently featured in The Stokes News after presenting in Danbury, NC.

The article states, “One crowd member asked about compensation for people who have contaminated well water, and Robinson said any contamination that happens within 5,000 feet of a well places the burden of proof on the operator. This gives an incentive for companies to test wells before they begin operations. If a landowner does not have a good study of his or her well before fracking operations begin, it is almost impossible to prove there has been contamination.”

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