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Antero Resources is a Denver-based company that describes itself as "an independent exploration and production (E&P) company engaged in the acquisition, development, and production of unconventional natural gas resources in the United States. Unconventional play types for Antero include fractured shales and tight sands." Antero has properties in the Appalachian Basin in West Virginia and Pennsylvania, the Piceance Basin in Colorado, and the Arkoma Basin in Oklahoma.
In May 2012, a district judge dismissed a lawsuit in which a family had accused Antero Resources of harming their health through its exploratory oil and gas operations on Silt Mesa in Colorado. In support of the ruling, the judge pointed to a Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission determination that the family's well water was not affected by oil and gas operations, and also cited defendant testimony that oil and gas operations were conducted according to state rules. The lawsuit had also named Frontier Drilling LLC and Calfrac Well Services as defendants.
The family said they plan to appeal the dismissal of a lawsuit. The family once lived outside Silt but moved to Glenwood Springs to move farther from drilling operations.
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- "Antero Resources," Antero Resources Website, accessed May 2012.
- AP, "Family plans to appeal drilling lawsuit dismissal," The Denver Post, May 11, 2012.