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January 30, 2014

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Man invites public to his home Saturday to show how water burns


However, Lipsky said the judge was only shown an edited version of the video during a hearing and the video he released was not deceptive.

After referencing the case in election materials and statements during a failed reelection bid, District Judge Trey Loftin later recused himself from the ongoing case. 

Though Range Resources says their testing shows the gas in the water wells is not at dangerous levels, Lipsky has since demonstrated for news crews and others that his water can be ignited and research from independent researchers from Duke University has found explosive levels of gas in multiple area wells.

A researcher from Duke University is expected to later release his study of the issue.

Another researcher, Geoffrey Thyne, who initially studied the issue for the EPA and later further analyzed the data he was provided, recently told the AP he was more convinced after isotopic analysis that the gas originates from the Barnett shale and is identical to gas found in the company’s well.

Three of his neighbors have water that is even more contaminated than his own, according to Lipsky.

Lipsky said he is not anti-fracking and believes that stopping all fracking would hurt the local economy.

However, Lipsky said he does want fracking to be done in a more responsible manner.

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