The war of words over hydraulic fracturing (fracking) took an unusual turn recently when Brecksville, OH-based Duck Creek Energy Inc. filed a lawsuit against two anti-fracking activists, claiming that they have “spread false and defamatory information” about the company and one of its products.
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The Keystone Energy Forum (KEF), an alliance of the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association (PIOGA), was rolled out recently to disseminate “factual” information about Marcellus Shale drilling activities in Pennsylvania.
Its prior ruling basically putting the Kansas ad valorem taxcontroversy to rest was based on two incorrect factual assumptions,the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit conceded last week.But despite the errors, the court said the thrust of its opinionremains the same — Kansas producers owe refunds to customers whopurchased gas in the early 1980s at prices that, because theyincluded the tax, were above the maximum legal limit.