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EIP Report: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation's Safety Record is Unsuitable for Major Natural Gas Development on Pennsylvania's Loyalsock State Forest

Anadarko Cited for 246 Violations from 2009-2013; Water Pollution Record Ranks 7th- Worst Among Nearly 600 Operators in Pennsylvania

February 6, 2014

According to a new report by the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP), a plan by the Andarko Petroleum Corporation for major drilling and development of natural gas in Pennsylvania’s unspoiled Loyalsock State Forest should raise major caution flags given the company’s long list of pollution and compliance problems over the last five years.  Between 2009 and 2013, Anadarko accrued 246 violations of Pennsylvania’s environmental laws, including 87 violations related to discharges to waters of the Commonwealth.  Anadarko had the 16th-most overall violations statewide and the 7th-most discharge-related violations.

EIP conducted the analysis of Anadarko’s track record on behalf of the Save the Loyalsock Coalition, a group of organizations working to protect the Loyalsock State Forest, including the Appalachian Mountain Club, Audubon Pennsylvania, Keystone Trails Association, the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania, the Loyalsock Creek Watershed Association, PennEnvironment, PennFuture, the Pennsylvania Forest Coalition, the Responsible Drilling Alliance, the Rivertown Coalition for Clean Air and Water, Shale Justice, and the Sierra Club Pennsylvania Chapter.


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For the streaming audio link to the news event, click here.