Judge: Couple Failed To Show Well Contamination Caused By Hydraulic Fracturing
Mealey's (June 18, 2015, 3:52 PM EDT) -- WHEELING, W.Va. — A federal judge in West Virginia on Sept. 2, 2014, dismissed a couple’s lawsuit against energy companies they had contended contaminated their drinking well as a result of hydraulic fracturing operations, concluding that the couple did not meet their burden of proof of showing that there were material issues in dispute (Jeremiah N. Magers, et al. v. Chesapeake Appalachia LLC, et al., No. 12-49, N.D. W.Va.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 121838).