Gas Region Residents Complain about Industry Sales Tactics
Garrett County, MD
WYPR – An energy company representative shows up one day with a four or five page lease that offers to pay a certain amount per acre for mineral rights. Residents in the northwest corner of Maryland say they’re told it’s the best price they’re going to get and are urged to sign. But Joel McCord reports after the landowner agrees to the lease, he or she often finds out later their neighbors got more money, and in some cases more protections.
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