Pennsylvania Charges Energy Transfer with Environmental Crimes

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro charged Energy Transfer with several counts of environmental crimes that Shapiro says occurred during the Marine East pipeline expansion.

Reuters

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro charged Energy Transfer LP with 48 counts of environmental crimes for its conduct during construction of the long-delayed Mariner East 2 NGL pipeline.

“There is a duty to protect our air and water, and when companies harm these vital resources through negligence—it is a crime,” Shapiro said in a statement.

Mariner East has been slowed by numerous work stoppages by state and local officials mostly related to sinkholes that developed near the pipeline or spills of drilling fluids used to bore under waterways.

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