All EQT Corporation asks is that residents release the company from any legal liability for current—and future—operations.
Why would EQT feel compelled to offer Finleyville residents cash if fracking is nothing that should bother, upset, or threaten anyone?
"The release is so incredibly broad and such a laundry list," said Doug Clark, a gas lease attorney in Pennsylvania who mainly represents landowners. "You’re releasing for everything including activity that hasn’t even occurred yet. It’s crazy."