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Jury Finds Cabot Oil and Gas Negligent in Natural Gas Drilling

SCRANTON — A jury ruled that Cabot Oil and Gas was negligent in its natural gas drilling and created a private nuisance for two families in Susquehanna Co...
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SCRANTON -- A jury ruled that Cabot Oil and Gas was negligent in its natural gas drilling and created a private nuisance for two families in Susquehanna County.

Cabot Oil and Gas must pay millions of dollars to the families involved in the federal civil suit.

The Hubert family and the Ely family, both from Dimock Township, did not settle with Cabot Oil and Gas over water contamination. In 2012, 40 other residents settled with the company.

The Hubert and Ely families allege Cabot's natural gas drilling contaminated their drinking water.

The jury awarded  $2.75 million to the Ely family. The Hubert family is awarded $1.49 million.

It took jurors two days to reach the verdict.

See our complete coverage of this story HERE.