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Chesapeake Energy built a well pad, but never drilled a well. The landowners are now waiting to see what happens next.

Mary Milkowski, who lives in Harrison County, West Virginia, said the dust from passing trucks was so bad her family stopped using their porch.

A Range Resources well site in Washington County in 2018.
Updated: June 4, 2019 | 2:21 pm

Court document reveals Range Resources, other defendants agreed to $3 million settlement in Washington County contamination suit

A judge’s order to resolve an impasse in the case revealed details of the settlement terms. StateImpact Pennsylvania and The Allegheny Front discovered the document, which was publicly available at the Washington County prothonotary’s office.

By Reid Frazier

In this 2015 file photo, people demonstrate against fracking at Gov. Tom Wolf's inauguration. Eight people were arrested, but charges were later dismissed.

In Pa., an echo of the fracking boom: Prosecutors eye potential ‘environmental crimes.’ Here’s a closer look

The attorney general, and local district attorneys, are digging into the conduct of drillers and a pipeline company. Subpoena power allows them to get past non-disclosure agreements.

By Reid Frazier

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In this photo made on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, a worker walks on top of a container of chemicals used in the making of a brine water that is then pumped below the surface in a hydraulic fracturing process to release natural gas from shale deposits at a gas well site in Zelienople, Pa.

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