It seems to me that the only variable that could possibly lead to distribution cut would be a decline in production. Since almost all of the current production and a good amount of Berry's production is hedged, there is no commodity price risk for years. Linn has mature assets that are depleting slowly. It is true that if they do not acquire new assets, there will be some drop in production, but Linn management has done a good job of acquisitions. And, due to the need for large capex to develop shale reserves, there are a lof of conventional oil and gas reserves for sale at very reasonable prices. So I am buying as it scales down and expect to do very well with this stock for a long time after the short sellers have gone on to other prey.