Category Archives: Litigation

West Virginia Environmental Lawsuit May Be Tied to Pennsylvania Fracking

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission commenced a lawsuit against Consol Energy, claiming that Consol committed “illegal, toxic discharges” into Dunkard Creek, a stream that runs through Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The Commission claims that discharges of chemicals, possibly resulting from natural gas drilling, killed tens of thousands of fish and salamanders. The case is currently pending in the Federal District Court for the District of West Virginia. Consol denies the allegations entirely.…

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Fracking Worker Alleges Toxic-Related Injuries From Chemicals

A West Virginia worker commenced a personal injury lawsuit in the West Virginia district court against Schlumberger Technology Corp. of Texas, Consol Energy, its subsidiaries and others. Plaintiff Savatore M. Bombardiere, Sr. alleges that his exposure to fracking chemicals while working in Pennsylvania caused him to suffer significant personal injuries, including burns, deformity and scarring. He further claims that the defendants failed to provide him with adequate protective gear. Certain of the defendants filed motions seeking a change of venue to Pennsylvania, where the incident…

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