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Drilling Doublespeak

Drilling Doublespeak

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ENVIRONMENTAL WORKINGGROUP
DRILLING DOUbLEsPEAK 
Gas Drillers Disclose risks to shareholDers– But Not to laNDowNers
As natural gas development haspushed into populated areas, gasdrillers have consistently disclosed toshareholders and potential investorsdaunting lists o possible mishaps,including leaks, spills, explosions,bodily injury, limited insurancecoverage – and death.
by
Duty Horwitt, J.D.
Environmental Working GroupDecember 2011www.ewg.org
 
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgments .........................................................................................................................................................3Drilling Doublespeak:Gas Drillers Disclose Risks to Shareholders – But Not to Landowners .....................................................................4Recommendations.........................................................................................................................................................7Drilling Companies Disclose Risks to Shareholders ...................................................................................................8No Disclosure to Landowners ......................................................................................................................................9Landowners in a Bind ..................................................................................................................................................12The Landowners’ StoriesMaryland .......................................................................................................................................................................13New York ......................................................................................................................................................................14Ohio ..............................................................................................................................................................................19Pennsylvania .................................................................................................................................................................19 Virginia ..........................................................................................................................................................................21Endnotes ......................................................................................................................................................................22
See all o EWG’s research on racking at:www.ewg.org/gas-drilling-and-racking/reports
 
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Acknowledgments
EWG’s Drilling Doublespeak was made possible thanks to the generosity o the Civil Society Institute, the BroadReach und, the Park oundation and EWG’s community o online supporters.The author thanks EWG’s sta designers Aman Anderson and Taylan “Ty” Yalniz or their work in layout, illustrationand designing the website, and assistant general counsel Thomas Cluderay and EWG interns Justine Chow,Alison Schlueter and Sara Wylie or their research and assistance.

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