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Legal Resources for Those Whose Property and Health have Been Impacted by Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking)
Our lawyers are currently investigating cases where property values and public health have been impacting by companies engaging in hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations.
If you or your community has been affected, you can obtain important information about your legal rights by completing the form on this page.
Residents throughout the United States have been worried about a process employed by the energy industry to help maximize how underground natural resources are extracted from the earth. This process, known as hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) is used to obtain greater volumes of oil, natural gas and other forms of geothermal energy.
The controversial drilling practice has caused a number of problems for those living in regions where the practice used—including residents New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, as well as communities in Wyoming and Texas. All of these areas have faced environmental contamination issues caused by fracking.
In March 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced they were conducting meetings in the areas affected by fracking in order to evaluate what the EPA characterized as “potential risks” associated with the process used in the drilling process.
While the EPA’s scheduled meetings and study took place, our lawyers have heard from a number of individuals who have expressed concern about the effect gas well fracking and oil fracking will have on their property, whether their property values will be diminished, and possibly the effects fracking will have on their heath.
In particular, a number of individuals living in areas where fracking takes place have reported water quality issues that have caused tap water to appear cloudy, have a foul odor, or discolored.
Potential Health Risks
In September 2010, a the results of a study conducted by an independent researcher was accepted for publication by the International Journal of Human and Ecological Risk Assessment, The study, “Natural Gas Operations from a Public Health Perspective” evaluates hundreds of potentially toxic chemicals involved in fracking and the possible health risks associated with exposure to those chemicals.
Lawsuit Resources for Fracking
If your community has been affected by fracking, our environmental lawyers may be able to help. Please complete the form below for a free legal review of your potential environmental fracking lawsuit.
A Weitz & Luxenberg representative will contact you as soon as possible.
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