9/25/2013

XTO Energy, a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil, will face Pennsylvania prosecutors in a court battle over a 2010 spill at a Marcellus Shale drilling site. The company is contesting the criminal charges that were filed after it agreed to pay a $100,000 fine to resolve allegations of Clean Water Act violations stemming from the incident, which involved the release of a disputed amount of drilling wastewater. XTO could face fines of as much as $13 million on the eight charges brought by the state, according to this article.

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