Reaction to Dimock Court Decision Continues

Last week a brain dead, OJ-style jury awarded two families $4.25 million (one of the families already being millionaires) in the six year-old case claiming Cabot Oil & Gas contaminated water wells in Dimock, PA with their drilling activities (see Dimock Jury Levies $4.25M Judgement Against Cabot in Dimock Case). The jury rewarded the plantiffs for being unreasonable and refusing to allow their water to be fixed–because methane in water CAN be fixed. The plantiffs held out, hoping to shake down Cabot, and they got an obtuse jury to agree with them. The case is still generating shock waves with both supporters of shale energy, and irrational detractors of fossil energy. Below is reaction to the decision from the Pennsylvania chapter of the National Association of Royalty Owners (NARO), the litigious radicals at Food & Water Watch, and from Penn State’s Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research…

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