Pennsylvania Children Issued Fracking Gag Order


PHOTO: Kara Newhouse
PHOTO: Kara Newhouse

Two Pennsylvania children, ages seven and ten, and their parents were issued a gag order banning them from ever speaking about fracking or shale oil drilling again. In 2011, the Hallowich family received $750,000 in settlement money from Range Resources Corp, over claims that their drilling site polluted the family’s water supply. It might be the first time in U.S. history that a gag order has applied to children. The family sought the settlement to finance moving away from the site.

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