Fracking Plaintiffs Can’t Anticipate A Nuisance

Law360, New York (September 25, 2012, 2:30 PM EDT) -- In August, a Colorado trial court dismissed Evenson v. Antero Resources,[1] a putative class action brought by Battlement Mesa, Colo., residents attempting to stop natural gas development using the technique known as hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” in their community.

Fracking involves injection of a fluid mixture, typically consisting primarily of water, sand and a very small proportion of chemicals (typically less than 1 percent of the volume) into shale rock under high pressure to crack the rock formation and release natural gas.

Potential environmental impacts from...
To view the full article, register now.