Pennsylvania High Court Reverses; Fracking Company Entitled To ‘Clarification’
(January 8, 2016, 11:52 AM EST) -- HARRISBURG, Pa. — A divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Dec. 29 reversed a ruling of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court and determined that a hydraulic fracturing company is entitled to clarification concerning penalties assessed to it for violations pertaining to the contamination of groundwater (EQT Production Company v. Department of Environmental Protection of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, No. 15MAP2015, Pa. Sup.; 2015 Pa. LEXIS 3189).
(Opinion available. Document #94-160112-009Z.)
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) sued EQT Production Co., seeking civil penalties for leaks in...