aimed at landowners across the country and contains information relevant for property owners who are considering whether to sign a lease to allow either oil or gas extraction by hydraulic fracturing, including proposed lease language.The Guide:
The land rush in Pennsylvania is for the most part over (except, egregiously, on public lands). Still, a comparison of existing leases to Harvard's document might be very illuminating. And for landowners here and across the country who are considering leases, this guidance is invaluable.
- Highlights some of the key environmental and health risks associated with hydraulic fracturing; and
- Provides recommendations for how a landowner can incorporate provisions into a lease to reduce or mitigate those risks.