Range Resources fined $800,000 for water violations in Pennsylvania

Oil and natural gas drilling company Range Resources has agreed to pay an $800,000 fine, plus fund a mine reclamation project in Pennsylvania, to settle charges that it didn't accurately record how much water it was withdrawing from waterways and was taking more than allowed, reports the Pittsburgh Business Times. The violations occurred between July 2009 and February 2014, according to the state’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The DEP says that Range has since changed its withdrawal, monitoring and reporting practices so they meet the requirements of its water management plan. For more, read the full story.