PA Marcellus operator: Working to get sites into compliance

Range Resources says they are cooperating with the Department of Environmental Protection.

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) – A regional oil and gas operator says it’s trying to bring dozens of its Pennsylvania drilling sites into compliance with environmental laws.

A Range Resources spokesman tells that the company is working with the Department of Environmental Protection.

The agency on Friday said dozens of the company’s Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling pads in Washington and Allegheny counties weren’t cleaned within 9 months after drilling.

An agency spokesman said Monday that most violations began in 2014 and 2015. Some dated back to 2012. An investigation came after the company responded to a letter last summer, requesting a status update on the wells’ restorations.

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