Desmog summarizes the latest developments with US Bank. At a shareholder meeting this past spring, U.S. Bank announced it would be the first large American bank to completely stop issuing loans for oil and gas pipeline construction projects. Environmental groups, indigenous activists, and divestment advocates hailed U.S. Bank’s announcement as a triumph. Yet that triumph — and … Read More
Yesterday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers granted permits to Bayou Bridge, LLC, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners, to construct a 162.5-mile crude oil pipeline from Lake Charles to St. James, Louisiana.
Days after yet another accident at Exxon, the beleaguered Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality came under fire from communities impacted by pollution throughout the state.
Today, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine filed suit against Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners Rover Pipeline, to collect $2.4 million in civil penalties remanded to his office by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
URGENT: Construction crews are closing in on both sides of Camp White Pine. For nearly two years, Elise and Ellen Gerhart, along with many allies, have been holding tree sits on their property to defend their land from Energy Transfer Partners’ Mariner East II Pipeline. The project would destroy their family’s land in order to … Read More
Breaking news today out of the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission, as reported on the website for the West Goshen Township: At their October 26, 2017 public meeting the PUC AFFIRMED Judge Barnes’ July 24, 2017 Decision and Order by a vote of 4-0. The PUC affirmation of Judge Barnes’ Decision and Order continues the halt of any … Read More
Co-written by Waterkeeper Alliance Staff Attorney Larissa Liebmann and Atchafalaya Basinkeeper Staff Attorney Misha Mitchell In 2017, Sunoco Logistics Partners (Sunoco) merged with, and changed its name to, Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), the company behind the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline. Through this merger, ETP combined two companies with dubious incident and compliance histories. The Pipeline … Read More
End Point of Bayou Bridge Site of Significant Oil Spill Already this Year (Baton Rouge) Louisiana residents’ calls for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Bayou Bridge Pipeline intensified today as groups again went to the Governor’s mansion and capitol office, continuing to call on the Governor to exercise his authority and ask the … Read More
The Council on Ethics for Norway’s sovereign wealth fund is assessing whether Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) violated the fund’s guidelines for responsible investment, reported Reuters today. Similar reviews in the past has led to divestments, such as the fund’s 2015 decision to sell off more than $8 billion of investments in coal and related industries. … Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Citation adds to long list of environmental damages along Energy Transfer Partners’ pipeline routes. Pinckney, Michigan — Today, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality cited Rover Pipeline LLC, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners, for spilling gasoline in an ongoing, days-long discharge of over 100 gallons of water per minute … Read More