Marcellus Shale Drillers in Pennsylvania Amass 1614 Violations Since 2008 - 1056 Identified as Most Likely to Harm the Environment
The Pennsylvania Land Trust Association has reviewed environmental violations accrued by Marcellus Shale drillers working in Pennsylvania between January 2008 and August 20, 2010. Since this report was first published, additional information has been received from the Department of Environmental Protection and report has now been updated.
DEP records show a total of 1614 violations of state Oil and Gas Laws due to gas drilling or other earth disturbance activities related to natural gas extraction from the Marcellus Shale in this 2.5-year period. The Association identified 1056 violations as having or likely to have an impact on the environment.