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A proposal being floated by the mayor of Gates Mills, OH that encourages landowners to sign over their mineral rights to a so-called land trust which would be governed by a board appointed by the village. The trust would control where--and if--Utica Shale drilling could happen within the village. That is, landowners will give up their right to choose if their land should be leased or drilled on. A bad deal for landowners--and a good deal for the socialist mayor of Gates Mills.