Maybe if someone in a white collar goes to jail they will learn to be more careful in our backyards.
Pennsylvania Attorney General files criminal charges against XTO Energy
September 10, 2013 6:27 pm
By Anya Litvak / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
A grand jury agreed with Ms. Kane’s assessment that XTO violated the Clean Streams Law and the Solid Waste Management Act, and the company will be tried in Lycoming County under the attorney general’s environmental crimes section.
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Tim Ruggiero says
Assuming this actually makes it all the way to trial, this will be watched very carefully be everyone, especially Industry. This could set a very bad precedent for them. Get hammed by the EPA and then get hammered more in criminal court. It’s usually criminal conviction first, then civil. Can’t wait to see how this ends. (And, if found guilty, who goes to prison)
BARNESVILLE – Utica Shale fracker Gulfport Energy paid a $250,000 fine after the Ohio Department of Natural Resources discovered “ground contamination” at seven local natural gas well pads.
“There are really two problems here,” said (ODNR spokesman Mark) Bruce. “There should not have been a fluids spill in the first place. But then, they had a ripped liner, which allowed the fluids to escape into the environment.”