Chesapeake Pays $3.2M To Settle Feds' W.Va. Drilling Claims

Law360, New York (December 19, 2013, 5:52 PM EST) -- Chesapeake Appalachia LLC will pay a $3.2 million penalty and spend another estimated $6.5 million fixing streams and wetlands near natural gas extraction sites throughout West Virginia that the company allegedly damaged in violation of the Clean Water Act, federal officials said Thursday.

The deal resolves a suit brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection accusing Chesapeake of impounding streams and discharging dredge and fill materials like sand, dirt and rocks into wetlands while...
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