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November 29, 2022 - SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY, PA

AG Shapiro Announces Plea, Public Water Line Construction for Victims of Cabot Oil & Gas

Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that Coterra Energy Inc., formerly known as Cabot Oil and Gas, has pleaded no contest to charges related to environmental crimes in Northeastern Pennsylvania. As part of the plea Coterra will pay $16.29 million for the construction of a new public water supply in Susquehanna County.

"Residents of Dimock have waited far too long for the clean water Pennsylvania's Constitution is supposed to guarantee all of us," said Attorney General Josh Shapiro at a press conference today in Susquehanna County. "Today, Coterra, the corporate successor of Cabot Oil and Gas, took full responsibility for the crimes Cabot committed that polluted resident's water. Under this historic settlement, Coterra will now pay to build a new public water line that will provide clean, reliable drinking water for generations to come."

The Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General charged Coterra Energy Inc. in 2020 after a Grand Jury investigation into the contamination of well water in Dimock, Susquehanna County. The investigation revealed that the company's activities associated with drilling and producing unconventional gas wells were responsible for methane pollution in the local water supply. This contamination led to multiple Dimock residents suffering from impacts to their own personal water supplies, including the explosion of Norma Fiorentino's drinking water well in January 2009.

List of Speakers:
Attorney General Josh Shapiro
Victoria Switzer, Resident of Dimock
Daniel Rickard, Pennsylvania American Water



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22389_OAG_Drilling_ED_01.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced that Coterra Energy Inc., formerly known as Cabot Oil and Gas, has pleaded no contest to charges related to environmental crimes in Northeastern Pennsylvania. As part of the plea Coterra will pay $16.29 million for the construction of a new public water supply in Susquehanna County...Residents of Dimock have waited far too long for the clean water Pennsylvanias Constitution is supposed to guarantee all of us, said Attorney General Josh Shapiro in Susquehanna County. Today, Coterra, the corporate successor of Cabot Oil and Gas, took full responsibility for the crimes Cabot committed that polluted residents water. Under this historic settlement, Coterra will now pay to build a new public water line that will provide clean, reliable drinking water for generations to come.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22389_OAG_Drilling_ED_02.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced that Coterra Energy Inc., formerly known as Cabot Oil and Gas, has pleaded no contest to charges related to environmental crimes in Northeastern Pennsylvania. As part of the plea Coterra will pay $16.29 million for the construction of a new public water supply in Susquehanna County...Residents of Dimock have waited far too long for the clean water Pennsylvanias Constitution is supposed to guarantee all of us, said Attorney General Josh Shapiro in Susquehanna County. Today, Coterra, the corporate successor of Cabot Oil and Gas, took full responsibility for the crimes Cabot committed that polluted residents water. Under this historic settlement, Coterra will now pay to build a new public water line that will provide clean, reliable drinking water for generations to come.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22389_OAG_Drilling_ED_03.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced that Coterra Energy Inc., formerly known as Cabot Oil and Gas, has pleaded no contest to charges related to environmental crimes in Northeastern Pennsylvania. As part of the plea Coterra will pay $16.29 million for the construction of a new public water supply in Susquehanna County...Residents of Dimock have waited far too long for the clean water Pennsylvanias Constitution is supposed to guarantee all of us, said Attorney General Josh Shapiro in Susquehanna County. Today, Coterra, the corporate successor of Cabot Oil and Gas, took full responsibility for the crimes Cabot committed that polluted residents water. Under this historic settlement, Coterra will now pay to build a new public water line that will provide clean, reliable drinking water for generations to come.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22389_OAG_Drilling_ED_04.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced that Coterra Energy Inc., formerly known as Cabot Oil and Gas, has pleaded no contest to charges related to environmental crimes in Northeastern Pennsylvania. As part of the plea Coterra will pay $16.29 million for the construction of a new public water supply in Susquehanna County...Residents of Dimock have waited far too long for the clean water Pennsylvanias Constitution is supposed to guarantee all of us, said Attorney General Josh Shapiro in Susquehanna County. Today, Coterra, the corporate successor of Cabot Oil and Gas, took full responsibility for the crimes Cabot committed that polluted residents water. Under this historic settlement, Coterra will now pay to build a new public water line that will provide clean, reliable drinking water for generations to come.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22389_OAG_Drilling_ED_05.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced that Coterra Energy Inc., formerly known as Cabot Oil and Gas, has pleaded no contest to charges related to environmental crimes in Northeastern Pennsylvania. As part of the plea Coterra will pay $16.29 million for the construction of a new public water supply in Susquehanna County...Residents of Dimock have waited far too long for the clean water Pennsylvanias Constitution is supposed to guarantee all of us, said Attorney General Josh Shapiro in Susquehanna County. Today, Coterra, the corporate successor of Cabot Oil and Gas, took full responsibility for the crimes Cabot committed that polluted residents water. Under this historic settlement, Coterra will now pay to build a new public water line that will provide clean, reliable drinking water for generations to come.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22389_OAG_Drilling_ED_06.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced that Coterra Energy Inc., formerly known as Cabot Oil and Gas, has pleaded no contest to charges related to environmental crimes in Northeastern Pennsylvania. As part of the plea Coterra will pay $16.29 million for the construction of a new public water supply in Susquehanna County...Residents of Dimock have waited far too long for the clean water Pennsylvanias Constitution is supposed to guarantee all of us, said Attorney General Josh Shapiro in Susquehanna County. Today, Coterra, the corporate successor of Cabot Oil and Gas, took full responsibility for the crimes Cabot committed that polluted residents water. Under this historic settlement, Coterra will now pay to build a new public water line that will provide clean, reliable drinking water for generations to come.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22389_OAG_Drilling_ED_07.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced that Coterra Energy Inc., formerly known as Cabot Oil and Gas, has pleaded no contest to charges related to environmental crimes in Northeastern Pennsylvania. As part of the plea Coterra will pay $16.29 million for the construction of a new public water supply in Susquehanna County...Residents of Dimock have waited far too long for the clean water Pennsylvanias Constitution is supposed to guarantee all of us, said Attorney General Josh Shapiro in Susquehanna County. Today, Coterra, the corporate successor of Cabot Oil and Gas, took full responsibility for the crimes Cabot committed that polluted residents water. Under this historic settlement, Coterra will now pay to build a new public water line that will provide clean, reliable drinking water for generations to come.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22389_OAG_Drilling_ED_08.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced that Coterra Energy Inc., formerly known as Cabot Oil and Gas, has pleaded no contest to charges related to environmental crimes in Northeastern Pennsylvania. As part of the plea Coterra will pay $16.29 million for the construction of a new public water supply in Susquehanna County...Residents of Dimock have waited far too long for the clean water Pennsylvanias Constitution is supposed to guarantee all of us, said Attorney General Josh Shapiro in Susquehanna County. Today, Coterra, the corporate successor of Cabot Oil and Gas, took full responsibility for the crimes Cabot committed that polluted residents water. Under this historic settlement, Coterra will now pay to build a new public water line that will provide clean, reliable drinking water for generations to come.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22389_OAG_Drilling_ED_09.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Victoria Switzer, a resident and teacher, joins Attorney General Josh Shapiro to announced that Coterra Energy Inc., formerly known as Cabot Oil and Gas, has pleaded no contest to charges related to environmental crimes in Northeastern Pennsylvania. As part of the plea Coterra will pay $16.29 million for the construction of a new public water supply in Susquehanna County. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22389_OAG_Drilling_ED_10.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Victoria Switzer, a resident and teacher, joins Attorney General Josh Shapiro to announced that Coterra Energy Inc., formerly known as Cabot Oil and Gas, has pleaded no contest to charges related to environmental crimes in Northeastern Pennsylvania. As part of the plea Coterra will pay $16.29 million for the construction of a new public water supply in Susquehanna County. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22389_OAG_Drilling_ED_11.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Victoria Switzer, a resident and teacher, joins Attorney General Josh Shapiro to announced that Coterra Energy Inc., formerly known as Cabot Oil and Gas, has pleaded no contest to charges related to environmental crimes in Northeastern Pennsylvania. As part of the plea Coterra will pay $16.29 million for the construction of a new public water supply in Susquehanna County. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22389_OAG_Drilling_ED_12.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Daniel Rickard, Engineering Manager with the PA American Water Company, joins Attorney General Josh Shapiro to announced that Coterra Energy Inc., formerly known as Cabot Oil and Gas, has pleaded no contest to charges related to environmental crimes in Northeastern Pennsylvania. As part of the plea Coterra will pay $16.29 million for the construction of a new public water supply in Susquehanna County. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22389_OAG_Drilling_ED_13.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Daniel Rickard, Engineering Manager with the PA American Water Company, joins Attorney General Josh Shapiro to announced that Coterra Energy Inc., formerly known as Cabot Oil and Gas, has pleaded no contest to charges related to environmental crimes in Northeastern Pennsylvania. As part of the plea Coterra will pay $16.29 million for the construction of a new public water supply in Susquehanna County. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22389_OAG_Drilling_ED_14.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced that Coterra Energy Inc., formerly known as Cabot Oil and Gas, has pleaded no contest to charges related to environmental crimes in Northeastern Pennsylvania. As part of the plea Coterra will pay $16.29 million for the construction of a new public water supply in Susquehanna County...Residents of Dimock have waited far too long for the clean water Pennsylvanias Constitution is supposed to guarantee all of us, said Attorney General Josh Shapiro in Susquehanna County. Today, Coterra, the corporate successor of Cabot Oil and Gas, took full responsibility for the crimes Cabot committed that polluted residents water. Under this historic settlement, Coterra will now pay to build a new public water line that will provide clean, reliable drinking water for generations to come.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22389_OAG_Drilling_ED_15.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced that Coterra Energy Inc., formerly known as Cabot Oil and Gas, has pleaded no contest to charges related to environmental crimes in Northeastern Pennsylvania. As part of the plea Coterra will pay $16.29 million for the construction of a new public water supply in Susquehanna County...Residents of Dimock have waited far too long for the clean water Pennsylvanias Constitution is supposed to guarantee all of us, said Attorney General Josh Shapiro in Susquehanna County. Today, Coterra, the corporate successor of Cabot Oil and Gas, took full responsibility for the crimes Cabot committed that polluted residents water. Under this historic settlement, Coterra will now pay to build a new public water line that will provide clean, reliable drinking water for generations to come.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22389_OAG_Drilling_ED_16.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced that Coterra Energy Inc., formerly known as Cabot Oil and Gas, has pleaded no contest to charges related to environmental crimes in Northeastern Pennsylvania. As part of the plea Coterra will pay $16.29 million for the construction of a new public water supply in Susquehanna County...Residents of Dimock have waited far too long for the clean water Pennsylvanias Constitution is supposed to guarantee all of us, said Attorney General Josh Shapiro in Susquehanna County. Today, Coterra, the corporate successor of Cabot Oil and Gas, took full responsibility for the crimes Cabot committed that polluted residents water. Under this historic settlement, Coterra will now pay to build a new public water line that will provide clean, reliable drinking water for generations to come.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22389_OAG_Drilling_ED_17.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced that Coterra Energy Inc., formerly known as Cabot Oil and Gas, has pleaded no contest to charges related to environmental crimes in Northeastern Pennsylvania. As part of the plea Coterra will pay $16.29 million for the construction of a new public water supply in Susquehanna County...Residents of Dimock have waited far too long for the clean water Pennsylvanias Constitution is supposed to guarantee all of us, said Attorney General Josh Shapiro in Susquehanna County. Today, Coterra, the corporate successor of Cabot Oil and Gas, took full responsibility for the crimes Cabot committed that polluted residents water. Under this historic settlement, Coterra will now pay to build a new public water line that will provide clean, reliable drinking water for generations to come.. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22389_OAG_Drilling_ED_18.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced that Coterra Energy Inc., formerly known as Cabot Oil and Gas, has pleaded no contest to charges related to environmental crimes in Northeastern Pennsylvania. As part of the plea Coterra will pay $16.29 million for the construction of a new public water supply in Susquehanna County...Residents of Dimock have waited far too long for the clean water Pennsylvanias Constitution is supposed to guarantee all of us, said Attorney General Josh Shapiro in Susquehanna County. Today, Coterra, the corporate successor of Cabot Oil and Gas, took full responsibility for the crimes Cabot committed that polluted residents water. Under this historic settlement, Coterra will now pay to build a new public water line that will provide clean, reliable drinking water for generations to come..