Judge: Landowners May Seek Damages Against Fracking Company For Contamination
(March 4, 2016, 4:55 PM EST) -- MONROE, La. — A federal judge in Louisiana on March 1 ruled that a group of plaintiffs could seek damages from a hydraulic fracturing company for remediation that exceeds the amount needed to fund a statutorily required remediation plan but said the plaintiffs could not seek damages for a plan that would return the property to its original condition (Martha Zoe Moore, et al. v. Denbury Onshore LLC, No. 14-913, W.D. La.; U.S. Dist. LEXIS 25822).