Impoundment

EQT Prevails in Court Fight Over PA’s $4.5M Impoundment Leak Fine

The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court has ruled that the state Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) interpretation of the Clean Streams Law would result in “potentially limitless continuing violations,” handing a win to EQT Corp., which has been battling the agency over the issue since May 2014.

January 13, 2017

EQT Steps Up Fight in State Supreme Court Against Pennsylvania’s $4.5M Fine

Pittsburgh-based EQT Corp. continues to fight a proposed $4.5 million penalty by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for a 2012 impoundment leak in Tioga County, arguing in state Supreme Court earlier this month that a lower court ruling against it should be overturned.

November 25, 2015

WPX Still Appealing PA Orders to Replace Families’ Water Supplies

WPX Energy Inc. has appealed all three of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) orders to permanently replace the water supplies of families that were impacted by problems at the company’s impoundment in Westmoreland County in 2012.

October 9, 2014

EQT Fights Escalating Penalties for Water Violations

Marcellus heavyweight EQT Corp., one of Pennsylvania’s leading producers, is in a showdown with the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) over a 2012 impoundment leak that finds it facing a $4.53 million fine and six separate criminal charges in Commonwealth Court.

October 7, 2014

Pennsylvania Fines Range Resources $4.15M for Impoundment Violations

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection slapped Range Resources Corp. with a $4.15 million fine for a series of violations at six of the company’s water impoundments in southwest Pennsylvania, representing the largest financial penalty against any operator in the state’s shale drilling era.

September 19, 2014

Range Set to Reclaim Controversial PA Impoundment

Range Resources will begin remediation work on Monday to reclaim the land where a controversial water impoundment is thought to have leaked wastewater.

August 15, 2014