7 PA Towns File Fracking Lawsuit
Last week, seven Pennsylvania municipalities filed a fracking lawsuit. They challenged the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s authority to allow fracking despite local ordinances preventing drilling. The municipalities included five towns in Southwestern Pennsylvania and two in Bucks County. The lawsuit alleges that the state law is an improper and arbitrary use of police power and will […]
The Danger of Fracking
Thanks to its allies in Congress, the fracking industry is largely immune to federal environmental safety rules. And make no mistake, fracking poses huge risks to the environment and to human health. Fracking Comes with Risks Critics say fracking has contaminated drinking water supplies with poisonous chemicals, heavy metals, and radioactive minerals. In addition, livestock […]
A New Future for Fracking in PA?
Last week, Pennsylvania Governor Corbett passed controversial amendments to the state Oil and Gas Act and fracking in PA. The amendments are part of the Marcellus Shale Act. The legislation puts much of the control over fracking in PA will occur in the hands of the state government. Local ordinances must allow for reasonable development […]
6 Reasons You May Need a Fracking Accident Lawyer
Fracking may seem like a good job possibility, but it is not risk free. Even if your employer is vigilant about safety, fracking accidents can still happen. Victims should contact a fracking accident lawyer. Common Fracking Accidents • Motor vehicle accidents. • Machinery accidents. • Burns from chemicals or fires. • Explosions. • Rig accidents […]
Should You Take a Job as a Pennsylvania Fracker?
There are thousands of fracking jobs in Pennsylvania, according to May 2010 statistics released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. If fracking expands in the state, more Pennsylvania fracker professionals will be needed. The pay can be good and in a tight job market a fracking job may be appealing. However, before you decide whether […]
Why File a Fracking Lawsuit in PA?
Pennsylvania fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is a topic that has been prominent in the news for a decade. Those who sustained injuries on a site often ask if they are eligible to file a fracking lawsuit in Pennsylvania. Here are the basics. Dangers of Fracking Fracking is a controversial practice that is important for all […]