Chesapeake failed to contain runoff because they did not implement the required controls. Runoff and sediment flowed into a stream.
The order to cease comes after Chesapeake did not respond to DEP’s notice of violation for several violations of the Clean Streams Law and Oil and Gas Act. DEP met Chesapeake on March 10 after a routine site inspection on March
Shares of Chesapeake were down 11 cents at $33.59 on Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange.
Watch for even more cutting corners.
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This is nothing new for Chesapeake. I came across a public document for the city of Hurst yesterday which stated that CHK had not maintained their pad sites on city property as promised. Imagine that!!!!!
Texas is definitely THE LARGEST POLLUTION FRIENDLY STATE. Expecially friendly for O&G. There is only one rule in Texas for O&G pollution–do whatever you want to, whenever you want to do it!
I am confused as to what I am looking at in those photographs. Is all of that fluid "run off" from a gas pad?
Yes. I know which pad site this is and it is VERY close to the Trinity. The runoff has already on several occasions made it's way on to neighboring property. CHK was told about it and they did nothing. It looked like that for over 6 months.
If this is close to the Trinity then this could be going into our water supply if it hasn't already. Yikes!!!