DEP Seeks $4.5M Record Fine Against Gas Driller for Impoundment Leak | InsideClimate News

State regulators are aiming to levy a record fine against another shale gas company for leaks in its wastewater ponds.

Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection announced Tuesday that it has filed a civil complaint, seeking to fine Pittsburgh-based EQT Production Co. a record $4.5 million for a 2012 impoundment leak in Tioga County. If the state Environmental Hearing Board approves the fine, it would be the largest given to a shale gas driller in the state.

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