Recent Pa. Fracking Charges May Set A New Trend

Law360, New York (October 15, 2013, 1:33 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania attorney general’s office recently brought criminal charges against an energy company for alleged fracking-related offenses in Penn Township, Pa. On Sept. 10, 2013, on the recommendation of a statewide investigating grand jury, Pennsylvania charged XTO Energy Inc., a subsidiary of ExxonMobil, with eight criminal counts — five counts of unlawful conduct under Pennsylvania’s Clean Streams Law and three counts of unlawful conduct under the commonwealth’s Solid Waste Management Act. The company is alleged to have unlawfully disposed of waste liquids from the fracking process,...
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