WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) – An oil and gas operator says it’s trying to bring dozens of its Pennsylvania drilling sites into compliance with environmental laws.Iconic Kaufmann’s Clock Being Regilded
The agency on Friday said dozens of the company’s Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling pads in Washington and Allegheny counties weren’t cleaned within 9 months after drilling. Marcellus Shale is a sedimentary rock that contains natural gas deposits.
An agency spokesman said Monday that most violations began in 2014 and 2015. Some dated back to 2012. An investigation came after the company responded to a letter last summer requesting a status update on the wells’ restorations.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Library Gets Overdue Book 50 Years Later With $20 Bill
State officials tell The Observer-Reporter that the violations aren’t expected to lead to fines.Allegheny County Health Director Says Delta Variant Is Fueling Rising Cases, Hospitalizations
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