Judge: Fracking Company’s Dismissal Motion Denied; Material Issues Remain
Mealey's (June 18, 2015, 4:38 PM EDT) -- HARRISBURG, Pa. — A federal judge in Pennsylvania on Sept. 15, 2014, denied a hydraulic fracturing company’s motion for reconsideration of a ruling that denied it summary judgment, concluding that there were material issues of fact concerning whether the company is liable for alleged contamination of the plaintiffs’ drinking wells (Christopher Butts, et al. v. Southwestern Energy Production Co., No. 12-1330, M.D. Pa.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 130216).
(Opinion available. Document #94-141014-013Z.)
Christopher and Laura Butts, along with Julianne Griepenburg, James McCrone and Ann Marie...