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Morgantown, WV Personal Injury Attorney Jeff Robinette Named 2021 Super Lawyer

Morgantown, West Virginia Personal Injury Attorney Jeffery Robinette has been selected from 2014-2021 as a Super Lawyer for Personal Injury Litigation, Plaintiff. Super Lawyers is a service that rates outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The Robinette Legal Group, PLLC in Morgantown, West Virginia is pleased to announce that Jeffery L. Robinette has been selected as a 2017 Super Lawyer for the category [...]

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Subsidiary of ExxonMobil Ordered to Pay for Clean up of Polluted Waterways After Drilling

Company Ordered to pay for damage from Natural Gas Extraction in Three WV Counties Horizontal hydraulic fracturing has increased at breakneck speed in WV during the past three to four years. For this reason, we are just now seeing verdicts and settlements related to damages to people and contamination of their land which have been linked to fracking operations. A subsidiary of ExxonMobil will pay a fine along with paying for cleaning up polluted waterways near eight Marcellus shale [...]

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Settlement for Water Fouled by Fracking in Marion County

Water Contamination by Natural Gas Drilling Operations, Audits Reveal Violations at 15 Sites Natural gas producer Trans Energy reached a settlement with federal and state regulators over polluting streams and wetlands in Marion, Wetzel and Marshall counties. Trans Energy, based in St. Marys, Pleasants County, will pay $3 million in penalties to be divided equally between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) - [...]

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Fracking Wastewater Trucks involved in Rear End Collision

Rear end collisions are one of the most common types of accidents, and this type of impact can do serious damage to both the vehicles, the drivers, and the passengers inside. Rear end collisions typically occur at intersections or in heavy traffic where one car is stopped or slowed and another comes up behind it and is unable to stop in time. In most cases, the driver of the trailing car is at fault. Such [...]

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Water Contamination from Hydraulic Fracturing | West Virginia Injury Attorneys

Problems with Water Quality Contamination near Gas and Oil Drilling Sites The oil and gas industry in West Virginia was significant in our past and is vital to our future. Presently, the state of West Virginia is anticipating tremendous economic growth as the oil and gas industry develops. Not only are thousands of jobs being created, this homegrown energy could possibly eliminate some, if not all, of our dependence on [...]

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E-cigarettes, a Dangerous Product Gaining Popularity in West Virginia

Morgantown, WV:  As smoking bans become the norm in public places throughout the communities of West Virginia, the number of people using e-cigarettes is rapidly increasing. Smokers are turning to "smokeless" cigarettes because they believe these products are a safer and more acceptable alternative. Supporters say these products have helped thousands of people quit and have helped millions cut back on their cigarette smoking. In all fairness, I have personally heard the testimony of former cigarette smokers who have [...]

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Silicosis Risk for West Virginia Oil and Gas Drilling Workers

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has released a study which outlines concerns for the safety and health of those employed by oil and gas drilling companies who may be at risk for silicosis. Silicosis is a form of respiratory (lung) disease that results from inhaling silica dust. The microscopic fibers build up in the lung tissue, causing severe inflammation and scarring, thereby reducing the lungs' capacity to [...]

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Chemical Spill in West Virginia Elk River Sickens Hundreds

Freedom Industries Elk River Chemical Spill Charleston, WV: According to West Virginia State Health officials, at least five people have been hospitalized and hundreds of residents have called the West Virginia Poison Center to report concerns or symptoms of toxic exposure related to a chemical spill in the Elk River, including nausea, vomiting, dizziness, diarrhea, rashes, headache, and reddened skin. Nine West Virginia counties and as many as 300,000 people were affected, and [...]

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