Laramie, Wy – Next week the Split Estate law will have its first hearing before the Oil and Gas commission. The law sets up a number of rules that need to be met before a mineral developer can begin work on a surface landowners property. Although this case will have a hearing, Governor Dave Freudenthal calls the new law a success. He says disputes will always occur.
But Freudenthal says there are much fewer complaints about dealings with mineral companies than he heard before the law was enacted.