Pioneer Natural Resources retreats from veteran’s land in Eagle Ford Shale

Yesterday Leonard Popham called to say he just received a certified letter from Pioneer saying they were coming to pick up their stakes and would not be drilling and fracking up his land.

Prior posting:
Vietnam veteran victim of Pioneer Natural Resources strong-arm tactics in Eagle Ford Shale

About Sharon Wilson

Sharon Wilson is considered a leading citizen expert on the impacts of shale oil and gas extraction. She is the go-to person whether it’s top EPA officials from D.C., national and international news networks, or residents facing the shock of eminent domain and the devastating environmental effects of natural gas development in their backyards.


  1. Dory says

    FYI – background on Pioneer Natural Resources

    Pickens, T. Boone Jr
    Mesa Petroleum
    Founded by T. Boone Pickens. On the verge of bankruptcy in 1996, Mesa Petroleum was acquired by private equity firm Rainwater, Inc., which renamed the company Pioneer Natural Resources.