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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Court Records Of $750,000. Payoff By Drillers Unsealed

Court reveals how shale drillers, Pittsburgh-area family agreed
Washington County documents detail couple's settlement

By Don Hopey / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The previously confidential agreement to settle a Washington County family's claims that its health and property value were damaged by nearby shale gas development contains lifetime bans on what they can say and do, and also places restrictions on where they may live.

The 2-year-old settlement agreement, restored to the public court record Monday morning when it was filed with the Washington County prothonotary, prohibits the Hallowich family from living within 2 miles of any existing Marcellus Shale facility owned by Range Resources, MarkWest Energy and Williams Gas/Laurel Mountain Midstream, or within 1,000 feet of any existing natural gas lease involving the companies.

The 17-page settlement agreement also includes the Hallowiches' previously reported payoff of $750,000, and notes they will continue to receive oil and gas royalties under the terms of a lease agreement entered into by the previous owners of their farm.

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