TEXLG. CODE ANN. Â§ 253.005 :Texas Statutes – Section 253.005: LEASE OF OIL, GAS, OR MINERAL AND
“(c) A well may not be drilled in the thickly settled part of the municipality…..”
“…..or within 200 feet of a private residence.”
I interpret the “or” statement to provide protection to those NOT in thickly settled parts of the municipality. Please comment if you agree.
Now Att’y Gen Greg Abbott in 2006 addressed a conflict with this rule ….
S U M M A R Y
With regard to a municipality’s lease of its mineral property, subchapter A of chapter 71 of the Natural Resources Code irreconcilably conflicts with section 253.005 of the Local Government Code, and as a result, section 253.005, being the more specific enactment, prevails.
Very truly yours,
Attorney General of Texas
SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHY THEY ARE DRILLING IN OUR CITIES? WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO ABOUT THIS? WE NEED A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT…folks help me find a lawyer, thanks.
Also send me your contact info if you want to participate in this class action lawsuit…funny thing is for folks like me that signed our minerals away and want a do-over now that we are informed may be part of who will be sued…ok so sue me!
2/29/2020 update…still calling for some brave attorney to start a class action and challenge the legality of urban drilling that has assaulted our Cities and our senses…
STATE WIDE MUNICIPALITY CLASS ACTION NEEDED!
Do you live, work, or attend school, church etc. in a thickly settled municipality where drilling has intruded?
If so we are just waiting for a law firm to take our case!