Fracking Bans Could Affect Retirees Relying On Mineral Rights

Fracking Bans Could Affect Retirees Relying On Mineral Rights

CBS 4 News, January 24, 2015

By Shaun Boyd

DENVER (CBS4) – Some Colorado lawmakers say cities that ban fracking should have to pay the owners of the mineral rights who are impacted, and the cost could run in the millions of dollars.

Opponents say it puts one group’s rights above another’s. But supporters say mineral rights are property, and cities that ban fracking are essentially taking that property without compensation. […]