Range Slapped With $8.9M Penalty Over Fracking Leaks In Pa.

By Alex Wolf (June 16, 2015, 5:56 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced Tuesday it has notified Range Resources Corp. that it will assess an $8.9 million civil penalty against the company for failing to submit a satisfactory plan to repair a leaking gas well that's polluting groundwater and a stream in Lycoming County.

The DEP said in a news release Tuesday that on May 11, it ordered Range Resources to submit a plan to remediate its "defectively cemented" gas well that has been used for hydraulic fracturing of the Marcellus Shale, but the company has failed to submit a satisfactory plan with necessary repairs to prevent...

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