WEST UNION – Six lawsuits have been filed against Antero Resources alleging private nuisance due to the construction of the Canton North Compressor Station.
Thomas V. Bates and Victoria A. Bates; Patrick M. Cayton; David C. Getz and Twylla J. Getz; Donald C. Kimball and Mary K. Campbell; Jack C. Lamp and Linda M. Lamp; and Michael W. Swiger and Jodi A. Swiger are all residents and/or owners of property in McClellan District in Doddridge County, according to six complaints filed April 6 in Doddridge Circuit Court.
The plaintiffs claim their homes, properties and quality of life have all been negatively impacted and they are no longer able to enjoy their lives and properties in a way they previously enjoyed prior to the defendant’s acts and/or omissions.
Since living in Doddridge County, the plaintiffs had come to expect, value and enjoy the quiet of the area, the darkness of the area, the overall peacefulness of the area, and the limited traffic and the use of the local roads by large and heavy trucks and equipment, according to the suits.
The plaintiffs claim as a result of the defendant’s design, constructions, operations and maintenance of the Canton North Compressor Station, they have suffered and continue to suffer significant damages to their rights to the use and enjoyment of their property for which they are entitled to compensation.
Antero engaged in the acquisition, construction, operation and maintenance of the Canton North Compressor Station, according to the suits.
The plaintiffs claim in constructing, operating and maintaining the Canton North Compressor Station, the defendant has caused and contributed to the creation of excessive noise, excessive lights, excessive emissions, excessive odors and excessive heavy equipment and truck traffic.
Antero frequently caused, created and maintained unreasonable and substantial interference with the private use and enjoyment of the plaintiffs’ properties, according to the suits.
The plaintiffs claim they have suffered fear of injury and/or death in the event of an explosion or catastrophic event occurring at the Canton North Compressor Station due to their close proximity to the station.
They have also suffered frequent, substantial and significant impairment to their use and enjoyment of property, according to the suits.
The plaintiffs claim Antero knew or should have been substantially certain that their activities in the site selection, construction, operation and maintenance of the station would create and maintain a repeated and continuing nuisance to the plaintiffs.
The plaintiffs are seeking compensatory and punitive damages. They are being represented by Paul V. Morrison II, Rodney C. Windom and Scott A. Windom of Windom Law Offices; and James G. Bordas Jr. and Jeremy M. McGraw of Bordas & Bordas.
Doddridge Circuit Court case numbers: 16-C-22, 16-C-23, 16-C-24, 16-C-25, 16-C-26, 16-C-27