Colo. Lawmaker Calls For Mineral Rights Disclosures

Law360, New York (December 6, 2011, 6:20 PM EST) -- A state lawmaker representing an area of Colorado that sits on a major oil and natural gas shale reserve plans to introduce legislation to require that property owners and buyers be informed if someone else owns the mineral rights to the land, she said Tuesday.

Rep. Marsha Looper, a Republican who represents El Paso County, Colo., said some of her constituents had been told they don't own the mineral rights to their land and therefore must sign agreements allowing for extraction or be faced with a...
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