Pennsylvania frackers are buying off aggrieved residents for $50,000 each

Posted by Mike Confino, July 6, 2014

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Residents of Finleyville, Pennsylvania, aggrieved by the new fracking operation in town are being approached with an enticing/”aggressive” offer, ProPublica reports. Release the drillers, EQT Corp., of all liability for every way their operations might disrupt their health, property and quality of life, and the company will give them $50,000 cash.

It’s certainly a better deal than a coupon for free pizza. It’s a lot less than the $3 million a family in Texas was awarded for health and property damages in a landmark case against a fracking company.

And in exchange for the payout, residents are releasing the company from legal liability for everything.

via Pennsylvania frackers are buying off aggrieved residents for $50,000 each – Salon.com.

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