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The Holdouts: Families Who Took a Pass on the Fracking Boom—and What it Cost Them


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The Holdouts: Families Who Took a Pass on the Fracking Boom—and What it Cost Them

Priscila Mosqueda

When the landman comes knocking, most people living in the Texas oil patch experience something like joy, or at least sweet relief. Here’s someone offering you money up front and the promise of hefty royalty checks in exchange for producing oil and gas from the ground. Imagine winning the lottery without even buying a ticket.