Big boys play bad…
The former Chesapeake CEO died in an auto accident at age 56, one day after being indicted by the USDOJ.
Chesapeake, along with two other companies, is being sued by the Sierra Club over earthquakes believed generated by its waste disposal wells (See post bottom). Chesapeake also is said to have blocked research into impacts of fracking: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/06/05/us-epa-fracking-findings-likely-contaminated-by-industry-along-with-water/
From the US DOJ:
“FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Former CEO Indicted for Masterminding Conspiracy Not to Compete for Oil and Natural Gas Leases
Aubrey K. McClendon has been charged by a federal grand jury with conspiring to rig bids for the purchase of oil and natural gas leases in northwest Oklahoma, the Department of Justice announced today.
The indictment alleges that McClendon orchestrated a conspiracy between two large oil and gas companies to not bid against each other for the purchase of certain oil and natural gas leases…
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