Chesapeake Fined $600,000 in West Virginia

From WTOV 9 News:
Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC (hereinafter Chesapeake) was sentenced today in federal court for three violations of the Clean Water Act related to natural gas drilling activity in Northern West Virginia, according to United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II.

Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr. ordered that Chesapeake pay a fine of $600,000 and be placed onto supervised release for a period of two years as a result of its three criminal convictions.

Chesapeake pleaded guilty in October to three counts of “Unauthorized Discharge into a Water of the United States”, admitting that it discharged sixty (60) tons of crushed stone and gravel into Blake Fork, a water of the United States, on at least three different occasions in December of 2008. Chesapeake also admitted that after discharging the stone and gravel that it then spread the material in the stream to create a roadway for the purpose of improving access to a site associated with Marcellus Shale drilling activity in Wetzel County, West Virginia.
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