Pennsylvania fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is a topic that has been prominent in the news for a decade. Those who sustained injuries on a site often ask if they are eligible to file a fracking lawsuit in Pennsylvania. Here are the basics.
Dangers of Fracking
Fracking is a controversial practice that is important for all Pennsylvanians to know about. Those who support this method of extracting natural gas from the ground have two primary arguments. First, they cite our country’s need for energy independence. Second, they cite our state’s need to revive our economy with jobs such as fracking. Despite these laudable and important arguments, there are significant fracking-related risks.
Specifically, fracking may be:
- Harmful to the environment.
- Endangering the health of those who live near the fracking job site.
- Unsafe for those who live near the fracking site.
If you have been hurt by fracking in any of these ways, then you may be able to file a lawsuit to recover damages for your injuries. Contact an experienced attorney to discuss your options.