Chesapeake Appalachia LLC has agreed to spend $6.5 million to
restore 27 sites damaged by unauthorized discharges of fill
material into streams and wetlands from fracking sites in West
Virginia, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Justice
The company, a subsidiary of Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake
Energy Corp., also will pay a civil penalty of $3.2 million,
one of the largest ever levied by the federal government for
violations of the Clean Water Act.