Court Bars Anti-fracking Activist from More than 300 Square Miles of Pa.

  • Scroggins has to research where Cabot holds leases at the Susquehanna County courthouse, to figure out where she can and can't go. Photo: Marie Cusick/StateImpact Pennsylvania

March 10, 2014
By Marie Cusick

A judge has signed off on an order which bars an anti-fracking activist from setting foot on more than 300 square miles–or nearly 40 percent–of Susquehanna county. It’s all the land owned or leased by the area’s biggest driller, Cabot Oil and Gas.

Although Cabot asked for the court order, a spokesman for the company says it didn’t mean for it to be so broad.

Vera Scroggins

If you Google the name Vera Scroggins, you’ll get a lot of results, especially a lot of videos. She’s a well-known anti-fracking activist who films many of her encounters.

She gives a lot of unofficial tours around Susquehanna County, showing visitors what gas drilling sites look like in one of the most productive parts of the Marcellus Shale.

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