4:17pm

Mon August 20, 2012
Environmental Watchdog

Oil Well Operators Face More Federal Charges

Two oil well operators accused of violating federal water quality laws in Hart County were arrested after a federal indictment unsealed Thursday charged them with two additional criminal counts. A federal grand jury returned a superseding indictment Wednesday against Charles Stinson of Horse Cave and Ralph Dowell of Edmonton, operators of Logsdon Valley Oil Co., with two counts of violation of an underground injection control program. The indictment accuses the two men of willfully injecting fluids into a sinkhole that was not permitted.