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Pennsylvania shuts down two gas drillers
|LYCOMING COUNTY, PA - How many other gas drilling companies haven’t sought permission to withdraw water?|
That’s a question that is still hanging in the air after the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) got the PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to shut down two gas drilling companies on May 30 for withdrawing water from local lakes and streams without permission to do so.
It turns out that the action is a breach of the Pennsylvania Clean Streams Law.
The companies, Range Resource - Appalachia, LLC and Chief Oil and Gas LLC, have been drilling wells in Cogan House Township and Mifflin Township, exploring the location of natural gas in the Marcellus Shale deposit, which stretches from West Virginia, across Ohio and Pennsylvania and into New York.
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