Weitz & Luxenberg Addresses Natural Gas Drilling and Storage Concerns at Information Meeting December 16

Residents of Clearville, Pennsylvania have invited leading environmental law firm to hear residents' concerns

Dec 13, 2010, 12:36 ET from Weitz & Luxenberg P.C.

NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- New York based law firm, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. (www.weitzlux.com) has been invited by a number of Clearville, Pennsylvania residents to address the adverse effects of unconventional natural gas drilling and storage in their community.

The firm will host an informational meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 16, at the Pleasant Union Church Building in Clearville, Pennsylvania to listen to the concerns of the community, share information and discuss legal options.

Weitz & Luxenberg continues to be concerned by the reports it receives from residents in many states, including Pennsylvania, about air and water pollution, property damage, and the industrialization of their communities.

Julia LeMense, an environmental attorney with Weitz & Luxenberg who will be in attendance at the meeting said, "Our clients and other Clearville residents are troubled by what they are experiencing; they are justifiably concerned about the safety of their air, water and the overall health of their community."  While the meeting will have an informational component, it is intended to create a public and open forum for residents to voice their concerns.

Weitz & Luxenberg represents clients in a number of communities in Pennsylvania and West Virginia who have methane in their drinking water wells at unsafe levels.  The firm has conducted preliminary investigations at several locations in Pennsylvania and West Virginia to identify the impacts of unconventional natural gas drilling, hydraulic fracturing and gas storage on air and water.

About Weitz & Luxenberg P.C.

Weitz & Luxenberg, founded in 1986, is one of the leading plaintiffs' litigation law firms in America. The firm has played leading roles in national and local litigations involving mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer, as well as defective medicines and medical devices such as shoulder pain pumps, Yaz birth control, Zimmer Durom Hip implants, Advanced Bionics cochlear implants, Hydroxycut, transvaginal mesh (TVT mesh) and DePuy hip recall, and general negligence and medical malpractice, among others.

A forerunner in the legal fight against polluters, Weitz & Luxenberg, which often works with noted environmental advocate Erin Brockavich, has represented clients harmed by groundwater pollution in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, Fennville, Michigan, Paw Paw, Michigan, industrial de-greasers PCE/TCE in groundwater and indoor air, the gasoline additive MTBE in water supply wells, hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and PERC/PCE in coal float-sink test operations. The firm also represents hundreds of Gulf coast residents affected by the BP oil spill and has a leadership role on the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee in the BP litigation.

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