Hello Fracking Insurgents,
I am in Parker County at a hearing where Range Resources has filed a plea to jurisdiction in the water contamination case where EPA had to step in. If the judge grants this motion, it means the Texas Railroad Commission is the final authority in fracking water contamination cases. It means you can’t sue for damages if the Big Gas Mafia fracks up your water. It would be a disaster for all Texas water drinkers.
Keep your fingers crossed. I will update this post with the decision.
UPDATE: Range’s attorney has admitted that it is “abundantly clear” that the geology in this area is unpredictable.
Yet, Range cut corners and did the least cementing job that was required. They CANNOT be trusted to do the right thing and protect our water.
UPDATE 2: No ruling until January. The judge thought both sides presented compelling evidence.