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Pa. Appeals Court Won't Rehear Fracking Trespass Case

Law360 (June 12, 2018, 6:33 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania appeals court has shot down a bid from Southwestern Energy Co. for reconsideration of a decision greenlighting trespassing claims against it for allegedly tapping into natural gas trapped in rock formations beneath a property where it did not have a claim on subsurface rights.

The state’s Superior Court said on Friday it would not hold en banc rehearing following a three-judge panel’s ruling in April that the so-called rule of capture, which has traditionally shielded drillers from liability for drainage of free-flowing oil and...
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