Pa. Attorney General Josh Shapiro charges fracking giant Range Resources with environmental crimes

Yesterday, the large fracking company Range Resources pled no contest to charges of environmental crimes related to leaks and contamination at natural-gas wells in Washington County. The plea was in response to charges set forth by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro (D-Montgomery), which stemmed from a two-year investigation.

“In Pennsylvania, clean air and pure water is a constitutional right, yet too often frackers from across the country come to our Commonwealth, walk into our communities, and ― sometimes, without care or consequence, ― strip us of those basic rights,” said Shapiro during a video released yesterday.

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