Range Resources Dodges Pa. Fracking Contamination Claims

By Alex Wolf (June 16, 2015, 6:43 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board on Friday tossed a landowner's 2011 claim that a Range Resources Corp. drilling site caused the contamination of his well water, saying that although he presented extensive evidence of leaks and spills, he didn't conclusively show a hydrogeological connection between his well and the site.

In what the board said is the first case to proceed to hearing involving a claim that unconventional gas drilling operations contaminated a homeowner's water well, it concluded that Loren Kiskadden's case was hurt because he had no predrilling samples to show his water quality before Range began fracking operations and...

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