Friday, September 23, 2011
Sue Thy Neighbor?
Living on the Barnett Shale, it is common to blame the gas drilling company. In fact, many residents have gone as far as suing gas companies. But suing your neighbor for signing a lease and allowing industrial activity that results in air pollution, health issues, noise, and lower property values?
Click here to read an interesting article about it.
One line in this article didn't surprise us at all.....
states like Texas and West Virginia don't favor such lawsuits
We do know that gas drilling activity does effect health and the air we breathe, that has been well documented in the local news, on this site and many others in the area.
We have reported on gas drilling and property values in the past.
It is a very good question. Should those that sign leases be held accountable when there is a problem like a leak, a spill, a fire, people getting sick or loss of property values?