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Sunoco Pipeline ordered to pay $660,000 for environmental violations, DEP says

Last year, Energy Transfer, the parent company of Sunoco, was held criminally responsible for dozens of charges related to Mariner East and the 2018 explosion of the Revolution pipeline near Pittsburgh.

By Zoë Read/WHYY

Pennsylvania sets drinking water standards on two ‘forever chemical’ PFAS compounds

There are no federal maximum contaminant levels for PFAS. Pennsylvania joins others states that have set their own.

By Susan Phillips/StateImpact Pennsylvania

Fracking wastewater is banned from watershed by Delaware River Basin Commission

The Delaware River Basin Commission said its decision will control future pollution, protect public health and preserve the waters of the basin.

By Zoë Read/WHYY

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Fracking ban in Delaware River Basin survives Pa. GOP lawmakers’ challenge in federal court

The four states in the Delaware River Basin — Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and New York — voted to ban fracking in February 2021.

By Susan Phillips/StateImpact Pennsylvania

Children living near Pa. fracking sites are at increased risk of leukemia, study finds

A known cause of acute lymphoblastic leukemia is benzene, a chemical released by oil and gas drilling activities into both air and water.

By Susan Phillips/StateImpact Pennsylvania

Updated: 2022-08-05 15:51:28

Energy Transfer held criminally responsible for damage from Mariner East pipeline construction

Among other things, Energy Transfer will spend $10 million to restore waterways damaged by its construction.

By Susan Phillips/StateImpact Pennsylvania

Major export terminal pitched in Chester sets up clash between Biden’s LNG, environmental justice goals

Penn America Energy wants to construct a massive LNG export terminal along the Delaware River in Chester.

By Susan Phillips/StateImpact Pennsylvania and Kenny Cooper/WHYY

People living near Mariner East pipeline say they see work continuing — even though company says construction is finished

The company says the ongoing work isn’t construction — but people who have experience with the pipeline don’t trust the company.

By Susan Phillips/StateImpact Pennsylvania

Updated: 2022-02-17 12:41:33

Mariner East pipeline is set to be completed in 2022, after years of environmental damage and delays

More than 120 environmental violations and $20M-plus in fines and assessments pushed the project more than two years past its original finish date.

By Susan Phillips/StateImpact Pennsylvania

Mariner East builder Sunoco agrees to $4M settlement over Marsh Creek Lake spill

As part of the agreement with Pa. environmental regulators, Sunoco will be allowed to restart construction near Marsh Creek Lake State Park in Chester County.

By Susan Phillips/StateImpact Pennsylvania