Pennsylvania Federal Judge Dismisses In Part Complaint For Fracking Contamination

SCRANTON, Pa. - Trespass, inconvenience and fraudulent misrepresentation claims against natural gas extraction companies accused of contaminating the domestic water well of a Pennsylvania couple with methane and hydraulic fracturing chemicals were dismissed Jan. 30 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania; negligence, negligence per se, private nuisance and breach of contract claims survived the defense motion to dismiss (Frederick J. Roth, et uxor v. Cabot Oil & Gas Corp., et al., No. 12-898, M.D. Pa.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12261).

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