Chesapeake Cited For Filling Local Streams
"The Oklahoma City-based company - which is working toward drilling on private property near The Highlands in Ohio County and at other locations throughout the Wheeling area - received four separate "Order for Compliance" forms from the EPA, citing the driller for allegedly violating the Clean Water Act. The orders show the earthwork occurred at various points from January 2007 through this month."
From local residents Ed Wade and Bill Hughes
of the Wetzel County Action Group:
"Chesapeake 'has been doing these things for years.'"
"They need to put the waterfall back," Wade said. "If we can send a man to the moon, they can rebuild that waterfall."
"Wade said one of the main problems involving the natural gas development is that 'everybody just sees the money.'"
"Chesapeake knows that the state does not have anywhere near enough inspectors - therefore they can pretty much do what they want and then move on to the next site because the state inspectors will never catch up with them."
Chesapeake spokesman Matt Sheppard
blew the usual sunshine up our collective ass:
"Chesapeake Appalachia LLC is committed to the responsible development of our clean-burning, domestic natural gas resources and environmental stewardship,"
Report - HERE
John Cole - The Times Tribune