Pennsylvania Families’ Victory in Fracking Water Contamination Suit Sets Strong Precedent, Says Josh Fox

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SCRANTON, Pa.March 10, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In a landmark legal victory for residents harmed by fracking, today jurors in a federal civil suit ordered Cabot Oil and Gas, one of Pennsylvania’s largest fracking companies, to pay a total of $4.24 millionto two families in Dimock, Pennsylvania for contaminating their well water.  One of the two plaintiffs, Scott Ely and family, whose well was contaminated since 2008, is the subject of “GASLAND 2,” a 2013 documentary film by Josh Fox.  Fox, director of the Oscar-nominated “GASLAND” and artistic director of International WOW Company, says that after eight years of struggle, the decision vindicates claims that Cabot caused the contamination, and sets a strong precedent for holding fracking companies accountable for damaging residents.

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