We need Mr. King to publically address this issue. Does he own mineral rights on wells operated by Eagleridge Energy? If so, how much does he make and how much could he stand to make in the future if EagleRidge fares well? Why has he not recused himself from policy decisions pertaining to EagleRidge?
We deserve answers to these questions. It is important for him to recognize that even apparent conflicts of interest can be a problem, because they can undermine trust in government and the legitimacy of its authority.
Mr. King: Please clue us in.