Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Showdown in Tierra Amarilla

Land Grant Committee (interim) meeting tomorrow regarding the Tierra Amarilla Land Grant mineral rights issue:

Details from the Rio Grande Sun:

"The state legislature’s interim Land Grant Committee scheduled a meeting beginning at 10 a.m. July 28 at the Abiquiú Community Center. The meeting aims to address various land grant issues, focusing on the Tierra Amarilla Land Grant mineral rights issue at 1:45 p.m. Wells, the president of the Board, is scheduled to testify."

The rest of the story:

"Oil company's quiet deal with Land Grant sparks anger, internal mistrust"

By Andrew Kasper
SUN Staff Writer
Thursday, July 21, 2011 10:08 AM MDT
"After news of a questionable buyout and controversial plans to drill for oil on the Tierra Amarilla Land Grant became public, oil man Jack Steinhauser stepped into the lion’s den.

He visited Tierra Amarilla July 13 and stood before a group of agitated and confused Land Grant heirs and attempted to explain his plans to drill on land that belonged to their ancestors, while also trying to clarify how a $233,000 payment that was intended for the entire Land Grant ended up in the hands of just three Board members — without the rest of the members’ knowledge.

The payment was in exchange for a 2008 legal promise, or waiver, by the Land Grant that none of the members would pursue a future claim to the oil Steinhauser and his company, Wind River Energy, are poised to extract from 93,000 acres in northern Rio Arriba County and southern Colorado." More>>>>

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