Split Court Rules Resident Failed To Show Fracking Caused Water Contamination
(November 2, 2016, 1:18 PM EDT) -- HARRISBURG, Pa. — A divided Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania on Oct. 26 ruled that a resident who contended that his drinking water well had been poisoned by hydraulic fracturing activities failed to provide evidence sufficient to conclude that fracking was, more likely than not, the source of contamination (Loren Kiskadden v. Department of Environmental Protection and Range Resources - Appalachia LLC, No. 1167 C.D. 2015, Pa. Cmwlth.; 2016 Pa. Commw. LEXIS 454).
(Opinion available. Document #94-161108-009Z.)
In 2011, Loren Kiskadden filed a complaint with the...