Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Trans Energy Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
EQT
Penalty: 
$3,000,000
Year: 
2014
Date: 
September 2, 2014
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

The Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection announced a settlement with Trans Energy Inc., requiring the oil and gas company to restore portions of streams and wetlands at 15 sites in West Virginia that were polluted by the company's unauthorized discharge of dredge or fill material. Trans Energy agreed to pay a penalty of $3 million to be divided equally between the federal government and the WVDEP.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Environmental Protection Agency referral to the Justice Department
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
West Virginia
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Pennsylvania
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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