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.