Thursday, June 18, 2020

Washington County Watershed Alliance Receives $100,000 Donation From Range Resources As A Result Of Criminal Charges Settlement

On June 17, the
Washington County Watershed Alliance announced it will be receiving a $100,000 donation from Range Resources as a result of a settlement of criminal charges by the Office Of Attorney General for waterways impacts in Washington County.
"Though the donation is unfortunate that the donation is a result of negative impacts to our local water quality, we are eager for the opportunity to put these funds to good use making our local watersheds better for everyone," said the Alliance.  

The funds will be used for projects within the watersheds that were impacted by the company, allowing for the direct improvement of the impacted waterways.  

"It has become increasingly difficult to find funding for watershed projects over the years and these funds will help move projects forward in a timely manner," explained the Alliance.  

"We've completed many projects around the county since our formation in 1998 and always welcome new volunteers and landowners who are interested in doing their part to improve Washington County’s water quality."

The Washington County Watershed Alliance is a nonprofit organization founded in 1998 to enhance and coordinate conservation efforts throughout the County and to support the activities of individual watershed associations. 

Visit the Alliance Facebook page.  Click Here to learn how you can get involved. 

(Photo: Washington County watershed volunteers.)   


Range Resources Pleads No Contest In Criminal Case Over Spills

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-- Attorney General Shapiro: Range Resources Pleads No Contest To Negligent Oversight Of Natural Gas Well Sites In Washington County; To Pay $150,000 In Penalties, Contributions

-- Attorney General Shapiro Files Criminal Charges Against Cabot Oil & Gas For Water, Methane Contamination In Dimock, Susquehanna County

[Posted: June 18, 2020]  PA Environment Digest

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