I read in last week's paper I believe a story about an oil company being fined $49,000 for failure to obtain the proper permits for flowback water from fracking wells and for not setting up proper storage facilities for such water.
Would it possibly be that the fines are a cheaper method for doing these type of environmentally damaging procedures?
According to your article this activity happened more often than once in fact it was done on several occasions.
After more than five years of drilling, permits should not be a surprising factor to any contractor.
It is imperative that our Commonwealth put more people to work to watch over the now many contractors (or so it seems, though stories are delayed for a year or longer) who wish to bypass regulations and rules related to this industry and with this new order by the governor to speed up the permitting process it may be we won't be a commonwealth much longer. It will be more like a common wasteland for sure and we only have to look at the results of past industries who set up shop in Pennsylvania, like logging and mining.
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