Landowners Can't Stop EQT's Pre-Fracking Tests: Judge

Law360, Philadelphia (January 3, 2014, 3:32 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania state judge last week ordered landowners resisting EQT Corp.’s efforts to begin preliminary natural gas drilling work to allow the company’s agents onto their property, while also ordering the company to post a $25,000 bond before starting seismic testing.

Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Judge Christine Ward said in a Dec. 26 order that as soon as the company paid the bond, over 60 landowners litigating against EQT would have to allow the company to begin testing on the properties covered by 16...
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