surface rights


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surface rights

The right to use and modify the surface of land. Normally, one who has mineral rights may make use of the surface in furtherance of those rights,but may not destroy the value of the surface.

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Representatives of the Treaty 8 and Treaty 6 First Nations attended along with CUPE Alberta, Treaty Alberta Union of Provincial Employees, Public Interest Alberta, Sierra Club, the Environmental Law Centre, the Parkland Institute and members of landowner and surface rights groups.
Under the lease agreements, Raser has rights to the geothermal resources and certain surface rights for the construction of geothermal wells, piping, power plants and transmission lines.
What most people don't understand is that mineral rights and surface rights do not go hand-in-hand.
It gets slightly didactic about oil and gas surface rights and why drilling should be limited.
But there is another argument about access to drilling rights on "traditional lands" that actually more closely resembles the surface rights that non-natives exercise over their farms and other property.
In the agreement, the Hart district will construct three oil pads and allow Berry to drill underneath the school site as long as the Kern County-based company gives up the surface rights to drill on the campus.
Thus, the surface rights to the Grand Canyon might be permanently restricted to recreational and wilderness purposes.
It's not unusual, for example, to own the mineral rights to a piece of land without owning the surface rights.
The "court determined in Evangelino I (1989) that the 1965 waiver attached to Evangelino's deed at the time of their purchase of surface rights to the property in 1984 was a valid waiver as to R&F Coal's mineral rights' reservation.
Len Danard, President & CEO stated "We are very pleased to acquire the White Claim to add to our portfolio of crown granted mineral claims and surface rights held by the Company.
The acquisition of this private land package includes road access and surface rights covering a significant portion of the Nash Creek Deposit.
Net proceeds from Parsley Inc's equity offering as well as from the 202 4 notes offering may be used by the company to fund the aggregate purchase price for the acquisitions of mineral interests, associated surface rights and certain working interests in Pecos and Reeves Counties, Texas, to fund a portion of Parsley's capital programme, general corporate purposes as well as potential future acquisitions.