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“Oil And Gas Company Linked to EPA Chief Of Staff OKs $3.7M Settlement”

“In July 2013, EPA inspectors found an oil and gas well pad on an Ohio Boy Scout camp was leaking air pollution that could worsen climate change and cause lung damage.

Nearly 6 ½ years later, the Trump administration has proposed a $3.7 million settlement agreement with well owner Gulfport Energy, a struggling Oklahoma-based firm with ties to EPA Chief of Staff Ryan Jackson.

A former EPA enforcement director and a resident who lives near the leaking pads welcomed the tentative deal, but they both argued it took too long for the settlement to be reached.”

Corbin Hiar reports for Greenwire January 23, 2020.