From the Associated Press:
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says a gas drilling company has agreed to pay $84,500 to settle alleged violations at natural gas production sites in western Pennsylvania.
Atlas Resources LLC, based in Pittsburgh, was cited for Clean Air Act violations and for failing to provide emergency responders with information on hazardous chemicals stored at a facility in Avella in 2008 and 2009. That’s about 35 miles southwest of Pittsburgh.
Atlas says in a statement that it cooperated with EPA and agreed to install additional equipment at the site to protect the environment.
Atlas did not admit or deny EPA’s allegations.
Chesapeake Energy Corp,the Oklahoma-based firm is the No. 1 driller in Ohio.
Rig Count Interactive Map by Baker Hughes, an energy services company.
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The Ohio Environmental Council, a statewide eco-group based in Columbus.
Earthjustice, a national eco-group.
People's Oil and Gas Collaborative-Ohio, a grass-roots group in Northeast Ohio.
Concerned Citizens of Medina County, a grass-roots group.
No Frack Ohio, a Columbus-based grass-roots group.
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Pipeline, blog from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Marcellus shale drilling.
Allegheny Front, environmental public radio for Western Pennsylvania.