Landowner Says Fracking Companies Must Cease And Desist Drilling On His Land

(August 5, 2016, 1:55 PM EDT) -- COLUMBUS, Ohio — A landowner embroiled in a lease dispute with hydraulic fracturing companies on July 22 filed a second amended counterclaim in Ohio federal court contending that the companies are liable for trespass, among other violations, and seeking a declaration that fracking operations must cease (Eclipse Resources – Ohio LLC v. Scott A. Madzia and Scott A. Madzia v. Eclipse Resources-Ohio LLC, et al., No. 15-177, N.D. Ohio).

(Second amended counterclaim available. Document #94-160809-006X.)

Lease

In 2006, Scott A. Madzia entered into an oil and...
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