Sunoco to pay $4.3M for spill that polluted Chester County state park; pipeline construction rerouted
The builder of a controversial pipeline will be required to repair a state park in Chester County that it polluted more than a year ago with drilling fluid, according to a settlement the Wolf administration announced Monday. Sunoco Pipeline L.P., a subsidiary of Dallas-based Energy Transfer L.P., must dredge a lake in Marsh Creek State […]
Shapiro files criminal charges against Energy Transfer in construction of Mariner East 2 pipeline
The charges accuse the Texas-based pipeline company of using unauthorized chemicals in their drilling fluid, releasing it into state water, and not reporting the spills.
Why Pa.’s public pension funds have millions of dollars of your money tied up in the natural gas industry
According to an annual report released last November by the Pennsylvania School Employees Retirement System, the teachers’ pension fund has $336 million dollars worth of stock invested in the controversial pipeline company. That’s the pensions’ third biggest holding of a single U.S.-based publicly traded asset.
Mariner East 2 owner fined $30.6 million for western Pa. pipeline explosion
The fine is one of the largest ever brought by the state, but also lifts an 11-month moratorium on state approval for Energy Transfer Partner pipeline construction permits.
It’s time to shut down Mariner East — and Energy Transfer | Opinion
An Aug. 5 explosion in Chester County wasn't the beginning of the harms from Mariner East. But it should be the beginning of the pipeline's end.
Southeast Pa. lawmakers want to create a board on pipeline safety. Regulators have concerns about record privacy
Suburban Philadelphia lawmakers are trying to figure out how much transparency is too much as local governments and the public clamor for more information about the risks of natural gas pipelines.
Representing himself, Cumberland County resident battles Sunoco attorneys over pipeline concerns
The case shows the frustration many Pennsylvania residents have with the petroleum giant.
Pennsylvania’s new Pipeline Caucus wants stronger regulation of Mariner East II
Dozens of people rallied in the state Capitol rotunda Tuesday for stronger regulation of the Mariner East II pipeline, which transports natural gas across 17 counties in southern Pennsylvania. The event also served as the debut for the General Assembly’s Pipeline Caucus, a bipartisan group of lawmakers trying to advance a package of bills that […]
Pa. government presses pause on permits for Mariner East 2 pipeline parent company
Pennsylvania’s state environmental protection agency is temporarily blocking permits from Energy Transfer Partners in response to numerous complaints about the company’s Mariner East 2 pipeline and an September explosion in Beaver County. “There has been a failure by Energy Transfer and its subsidiaries to respect our laws and our communities,” Gov. Tom Wolf said in […]