NY takes action against Pa. driller over pollution
ALBANY, N.Y. - January 24, 2012 (WPVI) -- New York environmental regulators are seeking $187,500 in fines against a gas-drilling company in Pennsylvania for polluting a stream in Allegheny State Park.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation says Tuesday it has filed an administrative complaint against U.S. Energy Development Corp. The agency says that storm water runoff from U.S. Energy's roads and well pads in Pennsylvania's Allegheny National Forest washed a large quantity of mud into nearby waterways. The mud fouled the water of Yeager Creek in New York's park.
DEC is also requiring the suburban Buffalo-based company to install storm water and erosion controls to prevent any future water quality damage in New York.
U.S. Energy didn't return a call seeking comment Tuesday afternoon.
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