Meter Reading: Ag Dept and Land Office Facing Federal Suit, Encana and Chesapeake Collusion, and More
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Oklahoma City Thunder owner Clay Bennett, right, speaks to Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon during the NBA season opening game December 25, 2011 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Encana tipped off Chesapeake to land plans in Michigan – “As Chesapeake Energy Corp and Encana Corp face antitrust investigations, emails reviewed by Reuters indicate that top executives of the two rivals shared sensitive information that gave Chesapeake the upper hand in deals with Michigan land owners.” — Reuters
Land Office, Agriculture Department Facing Federal Suit — “The U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Texas Department of Agriculture and the Texas General Land Office, alleging that the agencies are liable for pay discrimination against three women.” — The Texas Tribune
The Satellite Dish as Triple Threat – ”Beyond being denounced as an eyesore, the satellite dish can be tricky to remove and poses environmental hazards if disposed of in the trash.” — New York Times