UPDATE: For the best reporting to date on this case see: Better reporting on Range Resources water contamination case in Parker County, it is a long but essential read if you are interested in this case.
I spent several hours today wading through the deposition of Mr. Lipsky by Range Resources‘ attorney. Mean, nasty and unethical must be a requirement for association with Range Resources. I don’t know Lipsky. I met him briefly at the plea to jurisdiction hearing in Weatherford. After reading the abuse this man suffered in deposition, my regard for him is high.
You can download a copy of the deposition HERE.
After all day of brutal grilling, Lipsky ends with this:
My water lights on fire. I want to know why. Okay? Just someone — the Railroad Commission definitely didn’t come there to help me find out. Everyone’s putting — hopefully, I just want, if I have to pay the money myself, which I already have, get the geologists or whatever, I just want to know what happened. I want to know if we have to leave. I want to know if we can stay. I want to know if it’s coming through the ground. We want our lives back.
How many times have I heard these words? No, you can’t stay. None of us can. They are making this whole area uninhabitable.
In case you’ve forgotten, Range Resources uses PSYOPS in our neighborhoods and they have a SLAPP suit against the Lipskys. Meet Judge Trey Loftin who ruled in favor of serial polluter Range Resources in Parker County water contamination case.