This CNN report has the virtue of raising an important issue--notice of rules violations to landowners by regulators and drilling companies. It also shows the importance of drilling to landowners and how landowners vary in their views about the responsibilities of themselves and drilling companies with whom they do business.
The report captures the complexity, humanity, and risk of drilling. It too is a reminder that the decision to drill is a major business decision, and any landowner should make it only after consulting qualified legal counsel.
My own view is that state regulators should provide a copy to landowners of violations issued to a drilling company operating on landowners' property. I don't know what the practice of other states is on this subject and would like to know.
It, however, seems from the report the Pennsylvania DEP is considering plugging this notification and communication gap, and I hope that it does so.