Oklahoma-based Chesapeake Energy is facing a nearly $2 million fine in Pennsylvania by federal and state regulators who claim the firm damaged dozens of wetlands and streams at its gas drilling sites in the state.
State Impact Pennsylvania reported a federal complaint filed in Williamsport alleged that Chesapeake caused the environmental damage at 76 sites in Beaver, Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Wyoming counties. The state and federal governments are proposing a $1.9 million fine.
The regulators say the company filled in, dredged, or otherwise encroached on protected waterways at the sites without obtaining the proper permits.
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