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Judge Denies Fracking Companies’ Tainted Groundwater Dismissal Motions As ‘Moot’

Mealey's (July 13, 2015, 12:16 PM EDT) -- HARRISBURG, Pa. — A federal judge in Pennsylvania on June 30 denied as moot a hydraulic fracturing company’s motion to partially dismiss a complaint filed by residents who contend that the company contaminated their groundwater (Tammy Manning v. WPX Energy Appalachia LLC, No. 12-0646, M.D. Pa.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 84473).

(Opinion available. Document #15-150707-006Z.)

Allegations

In 2012, Tammy Manning, individually and on behalf of a group of residents, sued WPX Energy Appalachia LLC, WPX Energy Inc. and the Williams Cos. Inc. in the U.S. District...
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