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Family Awarded $3 Million In Unusual Fracking Case

WBUR
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A Texas family has been awarded $2.9 million in a lawsuit over personal injury and property damage related to fracking.

In 2008, the Parr family started having serious health issues. They sued Aruba Petroleum, which operates natural gas wells near their home.

The Parrs argue that the company’s activities created toxic air pollutants and diesel exhaust. Aruba says it met state regulations, and the company plans to appeal.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Lisa Parr, who brought the lawsuit along with her husband and daughter, and lawyer Brad Gilde, who represented them.

Guest

  • Lisa Parr, plaintiff in the lawsuit against Aruba Petroleum, along with her husband and daughter.
  • Brad Gilde, lawyer for the Parr family.
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