XTO settles water pollution charges in Pennsylvania

07/29/2013
ExxonMobil Corp. subsidiary XTO Energy Inc. agreed to pay a $100,000 fine and to spend $20 million to improve wastewater management practices in Pennsylvania and West Virginia natural gas operations. The agreement came in a settlement of federal water pollution charges, the US Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency jointly announced. A consent decree, filed in federal court for Pennsylvania's Middle District, is subject to a 30-day comment period and court approval. The charges stemmed from a discharge discovered by a Pennsylvania Department of Environment Protection (PADEP) inspector's visit to XTO's Penn Township plant, where he observed wastewater spilling from a...
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