This is indeed the very same scumbag. The same scumbag who said oil would be back at $80 last year. The same scumbag who invested millions in natural gas and then lobbied the govt for massive regulation to force all is us to drive around on it.
The water rights con is particularly vile though. If I have a section of land and a majority of my neighbors sell their water and it is pumped to the metroplex, what do you think will happen to the water table beneath my land?
That’s why so many people sold to him. If the neighbors got $50k for their water then I had better get mine otherwise I’m losing it anyway.