Judge: West Virginia Mine Operator Did Not Show Fracking Posed A Threat
Mealey's (June 17, 2015, 4:17 PM EDT) -- MARSHALL, W.Va. — A state court judge in West Virginia dismissed a lawsuit against a state environmental agency and a hydraulic fracturing company, a source told Mealey’s Fracking Report on Jan. 8, ruling that the plaintiff, a salt mine operator, failed to show that fracking would damage the mine or the surrounding environment (Eagle Natrium LLC v. Randy C. Huffman, et al., No. 14-C-179, W.Va. Cir., Marshall Co.).
PPG Industries Inc. operated a salt mine that included production of chlorine, caustic soda and other...