In response to Guardians and citizens’ group Residents Rights’ suit over the approval of massive fracking plans in the Broomfield, Colorado community, the oil and gas industry is attempting to punish and intimidate the groups via retaliatory litigation. Extraction Oil and Gas is demanding that Guardians and Residents Rights pay it more than $15,000 in attorneys’ fees.
“In classic oil and gas industry form, rather than take responsibility for its actions and respect communities, Extraction Oil and Gas is using the threat of attorneys’ fees to stifle activists and silence opposition,” said Guardians’ Jeremy Nichols.
A Broomfield judge dismissed the groups’ case earlier in the month. Guardians and Residents Rights are now weighing an appeal.
Read the press release.