SGI bought part of Rippy ranch

rippy ranch

Some stories from the gaspatch just break your heart. In October, rural Silt residents Dow and Kathy Rippy lost their pipeline lawsuit against SGI and were forced to sell their ranch to settle the judgment. This is what happens when you defend your property rights against the oil & gas industry:

Defeat in pipeline lawsuit forces ranch sale
Rippys to auction West Divide ranch parcels, implements on Tuesday

It is a cruel irony to now learn that SGI bought — at auction — the corner of the ranch where the pipeline dispute began.

A rancher must sell out after losing a court case against a gas company

And the oil & gas industry wonders why public opinion is turning against them …

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