EPA Fines Oil Driller Over Waste Dumping In National Forest

Law360, Philadelphia (September 28, 2012, 4:41 PM EDT) -- A Kansas-based energy company has agreed to pay the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency $54,324 to settle allegations that it illegally dumped oil drilling waste in Pennsylvania’s Allegheny National Forest, the EPA announced Friday.

As a result of the settlement, Swamp Angel Energy LLC neither admitted nor denied responsibility for two representatives of the company who dumped about 228,000 gallons of contaminated brine into two pre-existing wells in the national forest in 2007 and 2008. In addition to the fine, the company consented to plug one of...
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