Congressman Ryan Statement on the Federal Charges that are going to be filed today in the Youngstown Brine Dumping Case

Feb 14, 2013 Issues: Energy

 

Congressman Ryan Statement on the Federal Charges that are going to be filed today in the Youngstown Brine Dumping Case                                                                                      

Congressman Ryan issued the following statement regarding the expected filing today of charges in the Youngstown brine dumping case:

“I continue to be outraged over the allegations that brine and drilling mud were dumped into a tributary of the Mahoning River in Youngstown, but I am reassured that appropriate officials are pursuing the case vigorously. I am supportive of the federal prosecutors involvement, and if the alleged violations occurred, then there must be justice. We can not allow our environment to suffer because of unlawful and immoral actions and we must show any would-be polluters that any infractions will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

I hope that all of the facts in this case will be made public so that federal, state, and local regulators will be better equipped to ensure that our environment is not being harmed. The natural gas industry is thriving and it can be a boon to our economy, but only if the industry adheres to Ohio rules and regulations.”

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Pat LowryCommunications Director

Congressman Tim Ryan

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Youngstown, OH 44503

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