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How a Fracking Company Borrowed $5 Billion from Itself and Stuck Its Landowners with the Bill

Gadfly site Propublica has a fascinating—and depressing—story about how Chesapeake Energy, the largest independent gas producer in the county and one of the pioneers of fracking for natural gas in the Marcellus region, essentially created $5 billion from an accounting trick and paid for it by gouging the owners of the…