Report Nearly 1500 Drilling Violations In Marcellus Shale

08.03.10 | FL News Team

(Harrisburg, PA)  --  A new report says there have been nearly 1,500 violations by companies drilling for natural gas in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale over the past two and a half years.  According to the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association, the state has identified 1,435 violations by 43 companies since January 2008.  Of those violations, 952 were labeled as having or likely to have an impact on the environment.  Environmental groups are jumping on the report as evidence of the need to more strictly regulate the drilling business.