The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has fined Energy Corporation of America $1.7 million for problems at well sites in Green and Clearfield counties, according to State Impact.
The company was cited for operating storage pits without proper permits and for pits that leaked. The violations occurred at 17 well sites owned by Energy Corporation of America from 2015 to 2017.
A leak at a Greene County well site killed vegetation and contaminated a spring used for drinking water in 2015, according to the DEP. It also determined that Energy Corporation of America transferred drilling fluids from some well sites to pits at other sites where drilling had already taken place