Denton homeowners file $25M lawsuit over neighborhood fracking by EagleRidge Energy by Nicholas Sakelaris, March 12, 2014, Dallas Business Journal
The drilling drama continues in Denton as residents there have filed a multimillion dollar lawsuit against an oil and gas company drilling within 300 feet of homes. A group of 43 Denton residents are seeking up to $25 million in damages from EagleRidge Energy. The lawsuit says emissions from the Barnett Shale gas wells are “offensive, inconvenient and annoying to persons with normal sensibilities in the community.” The presence of the wells so close to the homes on Vintage Boulevard and Bonnie Brae Street has affected the homeowners’ ability to enjoy their homes, according to the suit. “The noise originating from these facilities is loud and constant. The mere presence of these large facilities and the noises and odors associated with their operations are abnormal and out of place in their surroundings,” according to the suit.
Each household is seeking between $200,000 to $1 million in damages.