Horton has purchased subsurface rights in the Brightleaf at the Park subdivision in Durham, NC at Lot 141 with intentions of conducting fracking operations at such time (and IF) the North Carolina legislature approves fracking operations in North Carolina. This was in a subdivision developed by D. R. Horton, Inc.
These rights are good in perpetuity. This subdivision has homes ranging up to the $500 K range.
I would not be surprised to see numerous complaints from homeowners in this subdivision should fracking ever become legal in North Carolina. Watch your legislature and send them e-mails or letters objecting to the allowance of fracking in North Carolina.