National Association of Royalty Owners
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The Tulsa, Oklahoma-based National Association of Royalty Owners (NARO) and through its Charleston, WV-based Appalachia Chapter promotes the rights, responsibilities and definitions of citizens who own natural resources such as Marcellus shale natural gas deposits. It is a non-profit advocacy group which is lobbying Congress against the elimination of the 15% depletion allowance provided to mineral rights owners on their federal income taxes. Its primary emphasis is educating landholders, government agencies, and the general public.
- The National Executive Director of NARO is Jerry Simmons.
- Robert Hart is President of NARO’s Appalachia chapter.
- Tim Greene is Appalachian chapter director.