Eco Watch - A federal jury awarded two Dimock Township [PA] couples $4.24 million today after finding Cabot Oil & Gas responsible for contaminating their well water. A state investigation found that Cabot Oil & Gas had allowed gas to escape into the region’s groundwater supplies, contaminating at least 18 residential water wells.
“Congratulations to the Ely and Hubert families for winning in federal court today against Cabot Oil & Gas for poisoning their water from drilling and fracking operations,” Mark Ruffalo, on behalf of Americans Against Fracking, said.
“Drilling and fracking are contaminating water throughout Pennsylvania and across the United States and it’s now time for Governor Wolf to recognize the damage that is being inflicted on Pennsylvanians’ water and health. It is also time for President Obama to let the the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency do its job and investigate thousands of complaints across the country of drilling and fracking polluting drinking water supplies and harming the American people. This jury trial reflects that drilling and fracking caused groundwater contamination, and this is only the beginning.”