Newsclip®: [Business] State drops nearly $9 million fine against Range Resources

"Pennsylvania environmental regulators have, for now, dropped their pursuit of a nearly $9 million fine against Range Resources-Appalachia LLC after the two sides reached an agreement over a Lycoming County gas well that regulators said leaked methane into drinking water supplies and streams. The Fort Worth, Texas-based oil and gas production company is still likely to face a penalty at a later stage in the gas migration case, which is ongoing. “We are currently investigating the source and the remedy and then will take appropriate enforcement action,” Department of Environmental Protection spokesman Neil Shader said. Range Resources withdrew its appeal of the proposed penalty on May 13 after DEP “fully rescinded” the proposed $8.95 million fine, the company said in a filing with the",

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