Well said, I as well. I prefer results over promises unkempt.
August 20, 2011 at 2:59 p.m.
While I bow to others' superior local legal knowledge - common sense dictates that the resource doesn't just belong to the land owner - in fact I am under the impression that the public interest will come first under the Ohio constitution - correct me if I am wrong. If you own the rights to the aquifer that feeds your well (the actual water is probably not under your land but you have access to it), then your use for your drinking water, cattle, irrigation, where the water will then make its way back into the system, should be reasonably unrestricted - if however you decide to sell 300,000 gallons a day to the gas company or Halliburton (whoever) you are then for gain, depriving others in the community of access to the water (if not now in the future) - and eventually we won't have anything to drink - maybe your bank account will be full but your cup will not be.
May 29, 2012 at 3:08 p.m.