Farmington councilors discuss whether to reverse well fence ruling

There are 8 comments on the Farmington Daily Times story from Sep 8, 2009, titled Farmington councilors discuss whether to reverse well fence ruling. In it, Farmington Daily Times reports that:

City councilors were scheduled to decide whether to allow two oil and gas companies the city says blocked access to a man's property with an illegal fence to be allowed to relocate that fence.

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GetOffIt

Albuquerque, NM

#1 Sep 9, 2009
Obamacity councilors cannot blackmail the gas companies to pay the Lehmer's attorney fees. It was Lemer's attorney who turned this whole issue into a mess.
upstater

United States

#2 Sep 9, 2009
Well looks like the mayor and city council are up to their old tricks of doing favors for whomever the heck they want.
Tajima7

Middletown, OH

#3 Sep 9, 2009
I think the Lehmers have taken a very reasoned approach to the problem. What they could have done is file suit against both the city and the oil companies involved.

Sue the city for not enforcing their own laws and the oil companies for breaking them. Then file a civil suit against the oil companies to recover legal expense and other damages.

I loved the way Councilman Sharp danced around the fact the city did not enforce the law but were not negligent in doing so. He has 2 sides of his month and uses both in a single paragraph.
Why pay taxes

Albuquerque, NM

#4 Sep 9, 2009
Oh my, the city dads going after a OIL Co. What are they thinking?? Don't you know they pay Farmington to keep going??? If it was not for them paying the bills on oil and gas they would not have a job or Farmington city hall. Now get after them and make them mad. Don't even think to thank them for just being here.
wurx-fur-me

United States

#5 Sep 10, 2009
Why do so many of you want to kiss so much oil company a-s-s? Have you no self respect? Any business in any community should abide by the rules. If the city council renegs on this it will further damge their credibility. If local Mom and Pops Have to follow the rules why should we lay down for the foriegners? They will eventually take everything and put back nothing. Give XTO an inch and they will take more than a mile. We must demand respect from these out of towners. A complex issue,INDEED!

“Socialism leads to starvation”

Since: Jul 09

Aztec

#6 Sep 10, 2009
The fence should not be needed in the first place. Unfourtunatly, Energen was sued becuase 2 people took themselves out of the gene pool, not to mention the vandalism.
My dealings with both companies have always been rational and fair. Too bad the politicians got invovled, now there is no chance for a solution.
2cool4school

Rangely, CO

#7 Sep 10, 2009
hilllbilly wrote:
The fence should not be needed in the first place. Unfourtunatly, Energen was sued becuase 2 people took themselves out of the gene pool, not to mention the vandalism.
My dealings with both companies have always been rational and fair. Too bad the politicians got invovled, now there is no chance for a solution.
Why is it hilllbilly that when someone, or in this case 2 people, do something really really stupid, someone wants to blame someone else? Your right, in the "gene pool" was improved.

“Socialism leads to starvation”

Since: Jul 09

Aztec

#8 Jun 4, 2010
2cool4school wrote:
<quoted text>Why is it hilllbilly that when someone, or in this case 2 people, do something really really stupid, someone wants to blame someone else? Your right, in the "gene pool" was improved.
Hope that you are enjoying the diving in Belieze and Mojitos,
Myself, I am just waiting for Obama to nationalize the American oil industry, becuase of the BP blank up.(The Brit shower bags need to listen to the outfits that plugged the Kuwait wells.) My bailout is a choice between Argentina and Panama. Panama is still rather unstable and Argentina still has a hardon over the Falkland War. Panama has great surf spots and Argentina has montanas.
Both countries allow Darwin to rule, grifting, bribes, and also hang socialists.
Planning to bail out when America becomes European entitlement demanding socialists,

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