Litigation Hold Doesn't Bar Pa. Fracking Site Cleanup: Judge

By Matt Fair (November 7, 2012, 6:46 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania environmental judge said Tuesday that he did not have the latitude to prevent Range Resources Corp. from filling a Marcellus Shale gas drilling pit at the center of a dispute over tainted well water in Western Pennsylvania as part of a hold placed on potential evidence in the case.

The judge rejected a claim by Washington County landowner Loren Kiskadden that Range Resources' Yeager impoundment could not be filled under the terms of a litigation hold placed on evidence as part of Kiskadden's claim that gas drilling operations at the site resulted in the contamination of his water supply....

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