Pa. Landowner Can't Revive Claim That Fracking Spoiled Well
By Hannah Sheehan (December 9, 2015, 6:45 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania appeals court on Monday declined to reopen a landowner's case accusing a fracking company of contaminating his well by drilling for natural gas nearby, saying newly discovered evidence would not alter the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board's June decision to toss the case.
Senior Judge J. Wesley Oler Jr. allowed petitioner Loren Kiskadden's request to submit to the court record new documents, including an Oct. 30 letter from the U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry purportedly linking the chemicals spilled at Range Resources Inc.'s drilling site to those found in the landowner's well, but denied his petition to...
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