Environment, Education, Energy: Policy to People

“Arkansas Homeowners Settle Suit Charging Fracking Wastewater Caused Quakes”

The five Arkansas residents who sued a pair of oil companies claiming their homes were damaged by earthquakes caused by wastewater disposal wells have settled for an “undisclosed sum,” Reuters reports.

The lawsuits are among the first in the United States that sought to link earthquakes to wastewater wells, and the first attempt to win compensation from drilling companies for quake damage. The earthquake cases are being closely watched by the industry because they are seen as providing environmentalists and citizens’ groups with a possible new legal avenue to oppose fracking.

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