Centre Region company fined for "wetlands encroachment"

This story is in from the Centre Daily Times. In the rush for the natural gas under the Marcellus Shale there is a lot of anecdotal evidence to suggest that there is a lot more going on than just some "wetlands encroachment" by Rex Energy, one State College company.

As the DEP tells it according to the story:

Dan Spadoni, DEP spokesman, said he did not know whether the impoundment pond contained fresh water or frack water — a by-product of the hydraulic “fracking” process used to extract Marcellus Shale natural gas.

In a news release outlining DEP’s actions, John Hamilton, acting regional director, called the violations “significant.”

“Not only due to the actual environmental impact, but also because they totally undermine the department’s permitting process,” he said.

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