EPA drops Texas water contamination case against Range

04/09/2012
The US Environmental Protection Agency has withdrawn an administrative order issued to Range Resources Corp. and Range Production Co. on Dec. 7, 2010, that alleged Range polluted two water wells west of Fort Worth. The notice of withdrawal of Imminent and Substantial Endangerment Order was dated Mar. 29. EPA said it agreed to drop a lawsuit it filed in January 2011 in US District Court in Dallas. Previously, Range had appealed the administrative order. In 2010, EPA said natural gas from Range's gas wells matched the chemical composition of gas found in private water wells in North Texas. Range was ordered to supply residents with water while it identified how gas migrated into the aquifer...
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