Meet the Christian Right-Wing Multi-Billionaire Out to Frack Our World
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According to The New York Times, "Thomas West, the Albany lawyer representing Anschutz, said the company might appeal or instead pursue a `takings' claim against the town - based on the principle that private property should not be taken without just compensation. West said the company had spent more than $5 million securing land leases from Dryden property owners and could claim the lost value of its assets, including any profits it would have derived from exploiting the mineral rights under the land. "It could be a very large claim," he said.
While the Anschutz Entertainment Group provides numerous diversions and entertainment options, the Anschutz Exploration Group is involved in more toxic endeavors. Although anti-fracking activists have been heartened by recent judicial decisions, fracking supporters, including Philip Anschutz's Anschutz Exploration Corp, are re-considering their options, including appealing court rulings.
Bill Berkowitz is a freelance writer covering right-wing groups and movements.