Fracking Judge Explodes At 'Sad, Shocking' Evidence Dump

By Brandon Lowrey (February 12, 2016, 10:21 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania magistrate judge on Friday blasted plaintiffs who unleashed a flood of late and disorganized exhibits on the eve of trial in their long-running environmental contamination suit against Cabot Oil & Gas Corp., calling the move "a sad and shocking spectacle, a debacle and dilemma."

U.S. Magistrate Judge Martin C. Carlson aimed the harsh words in his order at counsel for Pennsylvania landowners who allege Cabot polluted their land in the process of drilling for natural gas by hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The order granted Cabot's motion to exclude more than 300 new documents consisting of thousands of pages of...

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