Fracking Pollution Plaintiff Wants Property Access Denied

By Matt Fair (November 16, 2012, 4:06 PM EST) -- A western Pennsylvania landowner who claims that a Range Resources Corp. Marcellus Shale drilling site caused the contamination of his well water asked an administrative law judge Wednesday to prevent the company from accessing his property to collect evidence.

Loren Kiskadden asked a Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board judge to deny Range's request that the company be allowed to access his property to take samples and collect other evidence as part of an ongoing dispute with the state Department of Environmental Protection over well water contamination.

According to Kiskadden's EHB filing, Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure limit the scope of property inspection...

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