DEP orders Range Resources to fix leaking Marcellus well ‘once and for all’

By: Laura Legere

The state Department of Environmental Protection ordered Range Resources on Monday to fix “once and for all” a Marcellus Shale well in Central Pennsylvania that has been leaking gas into groundwater for eight years.

Regulators and the Texas-based company have disagreed for most of a decade about how to correct the pernicious leak in Moreland Township, Lycoming County, with regulators once threatening — and later dropping — a $9 million fine.

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