Fracking Company in Pennsylvania Offers Residents $50,000 Each to Promise not to Sue about AnythingSubmitted by JO4RP on Sun, 07/06/2014 - 13:13
--article refers to "residents", if I were a renter, I'd take the money and run--
EQT Corporation, which operates a fracking well near Finleyville in Washington County, has offered $50,000 to those willing to sign a comprehensive no-liability waiver that prevents them from ever suing the company for any problem stemming from the drilling.
The agreement, which at least four residents have signed in exchange for the money, covers “current operations as well as those to be carried out in the future,” ProPublica says.
It covers “potential health problems and property damage,” and gives “the company blanket protection from any kind of claim over noise, dust, light, smoke, odors, fumes, soot, air pollution or vibrations,” ProPublica’s Naveena Sadasivam reported. The deal also applies to work beyond the actual fracking, such as the building and maintenance of pipelines, tanks, ponds, pits and other developments connected to or in support of drill sites.