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Forum Post: Texas Fracking Judgement: Will They Ever See the Settlement?

Posted 4 months ago on July 23, 2014, 11:49 a.m. EST by shoozTroll (17632)
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"The Parr family wanted payback. For three years, they were sick — chronic rashes, bloody noses, and muscle spasms. Lisa’s lymph nodes stuck out of her neck like ping pong balls. Emma, then seven, was sent to the hospital for her symptoms.

The culprit, they deciphered, was air pollution from more than 100 natural gas wells located within two miles of their home. They sued the eight oil companies that owned the wells, including Aruba Petroleum, which eventually became the focus of the case. And in April, a Texas jury decided that Aruba’s fracking operations were responsible for the pollution and that the Parr family should be compensated to the tune of $2.95 million."

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/23/3434385/texas-fracking-verdict/

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