Imagine discovering that you don’t own the mineral rights under your land, and that an energy company plans to drill for natural gas 200 feet from your front door. “Split Estate” maps a tragedy in the making, as citizens in the path of a new drilling boom in the Rocky Mountain West struggle against the erosion of their civil liberties, their communities and their health. Split Estate
Most people believe their government makes sure they have clean air and safe water. They are shocked to learn that the oil and gas industry has broad exemptions from all our federal environmental laws. They believe the propaganda that it can’t happen here and that contamination is a rare occurrence.