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Subsidiary of ExxonMobil Ordered to Pay for Clean up of Polluted Waterways After Drilling

CompanyOrdered topayfor damage from Natural Gas Extraction in Three WV Counties Horizontal hydraulic fracturing hasincreased at breakneck speedin WV during the past three to four years. For this reason, we are just now seeing verdicts andsettlements related to damagesto people andcontamination of their landwhich have been linked to fracking operations. A subsidiary of ExxonMobil will…

Settlement for Water Fouled by Fracking in Marion County

Water Contamination by Natural Gas Drilling Operations, Audits Reveal Violations at 15 Sites Natural gas producer Trans Energy reached a settlement with federal and state regulators over polluting streams and wetlands in Marion, Wetzel, and Marshall counties. Trans Energy, based in St. Marys, Pleasants County, will pay $3 million in penalties to be divided equally…

Water Contamination from Hydraulic Fracturing

Problems with Water Quality Contamination near Gas and Oil Drilling Sites The oil and gas industry in West Virginia was significant in our past and is vital to our future. Presently, the state of West Virginia is anticipating tremendous economic growth as the oil and gas industry develops. Not only are thousands of jobs being…