Seems that this BIG OIL company, Fortuna, has been using dirty underhanded deceptive manipulative coercive bullying tactics to extend land leases. Mr. Cuomo pointed out that many of these oil and gas manipulators use their size and access to unlimited financial resources to pressure land owners into giving in. Most of these land owners don't have the ability to hire an attorney to protect their rights.
"Today’s settlement is a good first step, as Fortuna is the first company to agree to stop these practices."
Did you notice what I noticed about Cuomo's statement? FIRST COMPANY! Do you possibly think that there are other BIG OIL & GAS bullies out there? Heaven forbid!
Listen to how Fortuna's President responds:
“It has always been our intention to act fairly, honestly and give leaseholders a choice."
Oh, I see Mr. O'Driscoll...you intended to be honest. You intended to be fair. You intended to give the landowners a choice. What do they say about intentions?