Post-Gazette story appears on Colbert Report

Written by Pittsblogher on .

This is no laughing matter. A Post-Gazette story reported by Don Hopey on August 1st about a court settlement between a Washington Country family and Range Resources over natural gas drilling made an appearance on The Colbert Report last night.



In the segment Mr. Colbert referred to the PG story that said, "The non-disclosure agreement prohibiting Chris and Stephanie Hallowich from talking about the 2011 settlement of their high-profile Marcellus Shale damage case in Washington County, or saying anything about gas drilling and fracking, isn't unusual. It happens often in settling such cases. But the insistence that their two minor children, then ages 7 and 10, are also bound by the "gag order" is."

THANKS to Mr. Colbert for the shout-out and for highlighting the important case, of course... BUT he did not quote from the latest story the Post-Gazette published on the matter. This week, Don Hopey reported on another 'bizarre twist' in the case, according to a Range Resources attorney, "the lifetime gag order preventing the Hallowiches from saying anything ever about Marcellus Shale gas drilling or companies involved in its development, doesn't apply to their two small children."

So here is the latest development in the Hallowiches' case for Mr. Colbert and others who might have missed it



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