Firm client XTO, represented by James M. Becker and John J. Powell, has sued the U.S. Department of Justice to try to compel the agency to release documents that could clear it of environmental charges brought by the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. XTO has been accused by Pennsylvania of spilling toxic wastewater in 2013 and claims the U.S. DOJ is acting unjustly by declining to produce documents related to a federal investigation of the same incident – documents that XTO argues could exculpate it.

Read the full article (subscription required) – “XTO Sues DOJ, Seeks Docs In Pa. Fracking Wastewater Row” (Law360, January 14, 2016)