From The Derrick, Friday, April 12th, 2013 article, "Petroleum Group Pack's Courtroom" by Jeremy Johnson
Weaver, Miller and others were also upset over what they feel are arbitrary laws that target independent oil producers. Weaver and Miller both said brine water has been seeping into the ground since oil was first drilled more than 150 years ago, and pointed out that brine leakage often occurs naturally, too.
Furthermore, PIPP members contend the DEP turns a blind eye to other environmentally hazardous practices, such as Pennsylvania and other states’ use of hundreds of thousands of tons of salt each year for road maintenance. Miller said the salt coming from road treatment is far more damaging to the environment than “a little salty brine water coming from (Elder’s) wells.” (Johnson from The Apr. 12th, 2013, Derrick)
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Petroleum group packs courtroom
Producers support man as he pleads guilty to discharging brine water
By JEREMY JOHNSON