On Wednesday, March 7, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission ordered an emergency shutdown Sunoco/Energy Transfer Partners’ Mariner East 1 Pipeline. The order came after massive sinkholes were discovered along the pipeline route in Chester County, as a result of drilling during construction of the larger Mariner East 2 Pipeline. PUC officials noted in the order … Read More
Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) just made a remarkable confession that vindicates investors who abandoned the company over its shameful behavior at Standing Rock. During its quarterly earnings call with analysts last week, ETP announced that spending for 2018 would increase to $4.5 billion — $1.5 billion more than its estimate just three months prior. When … Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 9, 2018 CONTACT: Elise Gerhart, elisealcyone [at] gmail.com, 707-499-3989 Karen Feridun, karen.feridun [at] gmail.com, 610-678-7726 STATEMENT: Despite record fine, ETP should not be allowed to resume construction of the Mariner East 2 Pipeline Yesterday, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) fined Sunoco – a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners – … Read More
Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) suspended construction permits for the Mariner East 2 pipeline due to a number of safety and environmental violations.