WASHINGTON COUNTY (KDKA) — Range Resources pled no contest to negligent oversight of two gas well sites in Washington County.
State Attorney General Josh Shapiro says the plea is a result of a grand jury investigation. The investigation found that the company knowingly covered up leaks and other issues at its Yeager Well-Pad and Waste Water Storage Pond in Amwell Township.READ MORE: Coast Guard Warns Boaters To Use Caution On Allegheny During High River Flows
The jury also noted violations at the company’s Brownlee site in Buffalo Township in Washington County.READ MORE: Gushing Water Main Break Floods Area Near Beck Run Rd.
“Laws were broken. And the people in Pennsylvania paid the price,” said Shapiro. “The grand jury repeatedly found evidence of a company that placed profit over following the law.”MORE NEWS: Arrest Warrant Issued For Second 14-Year-Old Boy In Deadly Duquesne Shooting
In all, Range Resources will pay $150,000 in fines and charitable contributions as part of the plea.