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Landowners, Energy Companies Seek to Capture Court’s Ruling in Historic Hydraulic Fracking Case

Below-ground look at frackingThe Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has agreed to hear a case to consider whether the rule of capture applies to hydraulic fracking, reports The Hydraulic Fracking Blog of Norton Rose Fulbright.

The case involves landowners’ trespass and conversion claims against an energy company based on hydraulic fracking activities. The plaintiffs  compared the energy company’s fracking activity to slant drilling, claiming that the proppants of hydraulic fracturing “serve the same purpose as a drill bit invading the land.”

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