Here are more parts of the Daniel Gilbert series on natural gas in Southwest Virginia, which I recommend no matter which side of things you're on.
Part Three explains the Harrison-Wyatt decision, about the ownership of coalbed methane under particular deed language.
Part Four says the coal companies still claim coalbed methane, despite the Harrison-Wyatt decision.
Part Five takes on Wachovia's role with the escrowed funds.
Part Six says sometimes gas companies don't pay, or get the paper work right, and nobody is checking up on them.