Chesapeake Appalachia To Pay $9.7M Over Clean Water Act Violations

Chesapeake Appalachia To Pay $9.7M Over Clean Water Act Violations

WHEELING, W.Va. - Chesapeake Appalachia LLC, a subsidiary of Chesapeake Energy, will pay a $3.2 million civil penalty for allegedly violating the Clean Water Act (CWA) and spend $6.5 million to restore sites the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and State of West Virginia contend were damaged when the company unlawfully moved dredged material as part of its natural gas extraction activities, some of which involve hydraulic fracturing, according to a complaint and consent decree filed Dec. 19 in West Virginia federal court (United States of America, et al. v. Chesapeake Appalachia LLC, No. 13-cv-00170-FPS, N.D. W.Va.).

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