Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC
Current Parent Company: 
Chesapeake Energy
Penalty: 
$600,000
Year: 
2012
Date: 
October 5, 2012
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC entered pleas of guilty in federal court to three violations of the Clean Water Act related to natural gas drilling activity in Northern West Virginia, according to United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld, II. The plea agreement calls for Chesapeake to pay a fine of $200,000 for each conviction, for a total fine of $600,000.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
Facility State: 
West Virginia
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Oklahoma
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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