Energy Transfer Charged with Environmental Crimes in Pennsylvania

Energy Transfer's ETC Northeast Pipeline LLC unit was charged with two counts each of discharging industrial waste, discharging other pollutants, potential pollution and three counts of unlawful conduct.

Scott DiSavino, Reuters

The Pennsylvania attorney general's office charged a unit of Energy Transfer LP on Feb. 2 with nine counts of environmental crimes related to construction of the Revolution natural gas pipe in the western part of the state.

A portion of the 24-inch (61-centimeter) pipe failed in an explosion after heavy rains caused a landslide in Center Township in Beaver County on Sept. 10, 2018. The resulting fire destroyed a nearby home, damaged power lines and burned several acres of surrounding woodland.

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