Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
XTO Energy Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Exxon Mobil
Penalty: 
$5,300,000
Year: 
2014
Date: 
December 22, 2014
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that XTO Energy Inc. (XTO), a subsidiary of ExxonMobil and the nation's largest holder of natural gas reserves, will spend an estimated $3 million to restore eight sites damaged by unauthorized discharges of fill material into streams and wetlands in connection with hydraulic fracturing operations. XTO also agreed to implement a comprehensive plan to comply with federal and state water protection laws at the company's oil and gas extraction facilities in West Virginia that use horizontal drilling methods. The company was required to pay a civil penalty of $2.3 million for violations of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and West Virginia law.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency referral to the Justice Department
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Texas
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
oil and gas
Specific Industry of Parent: 
oil & gas
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Parent company note: 
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