You are obfuscating the real problem, the questions I posed to you; which is, does an individual own that which is beneath the land one owns? If one does, then how can ones neighbour take that which is beneath ones own land? This is about property rights. Not all below ground resources are able to be purchased by one individual, corporation, or government. If one individual does not own the rights -in their entirety- to the resources beneath the ground, then does an individual have a right to exhaust the resources completely?
You seem to be enamoured with using the words rich, greedy bastard. Nobody is arguing against capitalism. People are just trying to figure out how somebody can claim ownership over something which is not beneath their land; or of something which they have no ownership of.
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