LONG FIGHT OVER FRACKING GONE FROM DIMOCK, PA:
You can change the title of your article. All but 2 litigants have privately settled with Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. It is now quiet here.
The most vocal Dimock husband and wife team, Craig & Julie Sautner, who were one of 15 families suing Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation; who claimed that their well water was contaminated by hydrofracturing; who claimed ill effects from methane and strange chemicals in their water; who disconnected their free water treatment system 2 years ago and refused to use their well water anymore, yet carried the same jug of dirty water from town to town to tell their tale of woe; who became anti-gas activists; and most importantly to us – who trashed the name of Dimock in the media – have privately settled their lawsuit with Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation and disappeared from the internet and the media. What happened to them?
They sold their house in Dimock and moved to Tioga County, New York. They bought a house that is fueled by “natural gas.” How ironic. They purchased the house with 36+ acres, along with a gas lease that transferred to them at the time of sale. (The gas lease is held by Talisman Energy U.S.A. Corp.) Now ask yourself: If you lived in Dimock; and your claims of contaminated water due to natural gas drilling were true, and if your claims of adverse health issues were true; and if you truly became an anti-gas activist, would you ever have turned around and bought property with a gas lease???
Bottom line – how much of what was put out in the media was actually true?
September 28, 2012 at 2:48 p.m.
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