EXCLUSIVE | Homeowners being 'bullied' by big gas?

EXCLUSIVE | Homeowners being 'bullied' by big gas?
RITTMAN, Ohio -- Some homeowners in Medina County say it may be the clearest proof yet of how they are being bullied by big gas and it is all on video.
Though there are counties across Ohio where natural gas surveyors have the right to go onto private land without an owner's permission, it has not been so clear-cut in Medina County.
A judge there recently gave Texas-based NEXUS the right to survey, but then later blocked that decision over an appeal.
So when surveyors showed up in Jon Strong's neighbor's yard, he called them out on it while recording the episode with his cell phone.
"So why are you there?" he asks. "Well, a, cause the courts you know offered us..." the surveyor begins to reply.
Strong states the judge issued a stay. "I understand that, but we're just following our directives," says the surveyor.
The sheriff is soon called and the surveyors then scatter.

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