Judge fines energy company $600,000 over W.Va. wetlands damage

Chesapeake Appalachia, a unit of Chesapeake Energy, was fined $600,000 and given two years' probation over the 2008 discharge of dozens of tons of gravel to build a roadway in a West Virginia stream. The Clean Water Act violations resulted in the destruction of a waterfall, according to this article. The company admitted in court to the infractions.

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