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WATER WELL LAWSUIT
W.Va. judge sets Nov. 12 hearing on EQT lawsuit over pre-emptively drilled water well on farm
Reported by: Associated Press
Thursday, October 24, 2013 3:07 AM EDT
EQT Corp. will soon ask judge to order six West Virginia property owners to plug and abandon a water well they dug to subvert the company's plans for five natural gas wells.
Under state law, gas companies can't drill within 250 feet of an existing water well or spring used for human consumption.
Landowner Charles Heaster told The Associated Press last month he plans to build a cabin and doesn't want EQT to destroy another 50 acres of his land.
Heaster got the water well permit in April. EQT notified him of its intention to drill in August.