Pennsylvania AG Secured Penalties Against Fracking Company Over Contamination

June 12, 2020

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro secured penalties against Range Resources Corp., a Texas-based shale gas drilling company, in response to the company's mishandling of contamination at two well sites in southwestern Pennsylvania. The company pleaded no contest to seven misdemeanor charges, and will pay $50,000 in fines and make $100,000 in contributions to two watershed groups. The plea came as part of a two-year grand jury investigation into violations of environmental regulations by oil and gas companies operating in Pennsylvania.

Documents:
Document Type:
  • Press Releases/Statements
States:
  • Pennsylvania
Agencies:
  • Private Entities
Issues:
  • Fracking
  • Oil and Gas
Action Type:
Environmental Enforcement