Quick reminder - our next public meeting is coming up this Thursday night.

Did you miss meeting us in January? Don't worry - we are coming back! Our next public meeting will be at the American Legion Hall this coming Thursday, February 25 at 7PM. Here is a MAP to the American Legion. We hope to see everyone there because we are going to tell you what's been happening in the Shale recently.

The Onebane law firm letters, drilling Unit proposals and more -

As landowner members, you may have recently received letters from the Onebane law firm with some maps indicating where a Drilling Unit is being proposed.

We have put together a short video explaining what this means to HSLA landowners in these areas as well as a quick update on pipelines and other points of interest as pertaining to lease negotiations.

We feel that since a Drilling Unit is now being proposed and submitted to the state, the gas company is much more willing to negotiate leases so that drilling can proceed as planned. This is good news for our negotiation efforts!

More updates on the Pickens Pan and Washington -

From T. Boone Pickens...

Last week the Western Governors' Association (WGA) - a non-partisan organization of 22 governors representing 19 U.S. states and 3 U.S. Territories - called upon Congress to make it a priority to pass legislation that would include incentives for the development and use of natural gas vehicles (NGVs) and NGV infrastructure.

In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signed by WGA's chairman and vice chairman, Govs. Brian Schweitzer (D-MT) and C.L. "Butch" Otter (R-ID), they wrote:

“In addition to providing critical support for job growth in America, further development of NGVs and NGV infrastructure will help reduce our national trade deficit and dependence on oil from unstable and unfriendly regimes.

Like members of Congress, we are concerned about how the staggering trade deficits impact America’s economic growth and prosperity, and a large portion of our nation’s trade deficit is attributable directly to the importation of oil.

Every day the United States spends billions of dollars overseas in the form of oil payments that could be spent here, in America, employing our citizens and boosting the health of our economy. America's continued dependence on foreign oil represents a clear threat to our economic health and security.”

I couldn’t agree more. We need to act now.

If you haven’t already signed the Energy Independence NOW petition, I encourage you to click here and sign it as soon as possible. Share it with your friends and family. Let’s keep sending the message to Congress over and over and over again until they finally hear us and pass legislation to end our dangerous dependence on foreign oil.

I’ll be back in Washington next week to keep up the fight and will report back to you then. Thank you for staying with me. We’re going to get this done.


Do you need more information about the HSLA? Do you want to join after attending one of our meetings? It's never been a better time to join the Herd to get the protection and negotiation support for your natural gas lease. Don't try to fight this on your own. Read our HSLA HandBook to get started - today!

HSLA Staff


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