EPA Withdraws Order Against Natural Gas Driller

The Environmental Protection Agency has withdrawn an administrative order that charged Range Resources, a Fort Worth-based natural gas driller, with contaminating water wells.

The EPA’s decision settles the 15-month-long conflict between the federal agency and Range, which had been cleared of the charges last year by the Texas Railroad Commission. Under the EPA order, Range would have had to provide drinking water to residents of two homes in Parker County whose water wells the agency said had been contaminated with methane by Range’s natural gas drilling.

"Range is very pleased to see that the EPA’s order in ...

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