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Pennsylvania communities sue frackers for toxic pollution

November 23, 2009 • Alan Septoff

Propublica's Abrahm Lustgarten reports  that Pennsylvania residents are suing Cabot Oil and Gas -- the company responsible for multiple spills associated with their Marcellus Shale drilling near Dimock, PA.  They seek to stop future drilling and to establish a trust fund to cover medical expenses for those harmed by Cabot's operations.

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What’s the big fracking deal? Toxic spills.

September 25, 2009 • Alan Septoff

UpdatedUpdate II.

While the natural gas industry maintains that stronger regulations aren't needed, its track record continues to prove otherwise.

On Tuesday, the Wayne Independent reported that three "substantial" toxic spills by a fracker have occurred in less than one week in Dimock Township, Pennsylvania.

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Another violation of trust. Two PA fracking spills of who knows what.

September 18, 2009 • Alan Septoff

More proof that the FRAC Act is, contrary to industry claims, quite necessary.