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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a surprise!

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Energy Transfer LP and subsidiary Sunoco Inc. have received over 800 state and federal permit violations over the Energy Transfer Rover and Sunoco Mariner East 2 natural gas pipelines, with fines topping $15 million, according to an analysis of government data and regulatory records. The violations over the pipelines in the Appalachian region included spills of drilling fluid, sinkholes and improper waste disposal. (Reuters)
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is what state rules on the environment looks like. Mrgybe’s world.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From this morning's Morning Consult:

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A media investigation found that an air monitor on the border of the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Inc. refinery recorded levels of benzene that exceeded Environmental Protection Agency limits for all but 12 weeks from January 2018 to September 2019. Long-term exposure to benzene has been linked to leukemia, lymphoma and blood and immune system disorders, but the investigation found that many residents living near the refinery said they were never alerted about the high benzene levels. (E&E News, NBC News )

Sunoco Pipeline will pay an additional $1.95 million fine to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for multiple spills in 2017 during the construction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline, resulting in more than 208,000 gallons of lubricating drilling fluid leaking into Raystown Lake in Huntingdon County. DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell said the company, which already had $13 million in fines imposed on it, did not immediately report the spills, with some cases not being reported until 537 days after they happened, according to the settlement. ( Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)


These kinds of scandals, and Trump's and Barr's pandering to big oil are not likely to help them in Pennsylvania. Of course, it will help them with campaign contributions.
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