Senator Jim Anderson en Senate Approves Bonding Bill <p>With no debate the Wyoming Senate gave final approval to a bill that would raise bonding for oil and gas drillers seeking access to surface land they don't own.&nbsp;<br /><br />The current bond is $2,000. The bill is attempting to raise that to $10,000, partly in an effort to encourage operators to negotiate&nbsp;surface use agreements with&nbsp;landowners.<br /> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 00:57:07 +0000 Bob Beck 54503 at Senate Approves Bonding Bill Bill Rekindles Debate Over Split Estate <p>There’s a fight brewing in Wyoming over the rights of landowners who don’t own the minerals below their properties. In 2005, the legislature passed a Split Estate law, but now, one lawmaker is saying it may be time to revisit the issue, in light of changes in drilling technology and intensity.</p><p>Senator Jim Anderson introduced a bill this week that would increase bonding on split-estate properties. Wyoming Public Radio energy reporter Stephanie Joyce joins us to discuss the bill, and its implications.</p><p>WILLOW BELDEN: So, what does this bill do?</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 23:12:18 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 54052 at Bill Rekindles Debate Over Split Estate