tag | Pipelines: The new battleground over fracking


Revolution Pipeline, part of which exploded in 2018, is back in service

The Department of Environmental Protection said the pipeline’s owner has put in enough safety precautions to make the ground beneath pipeline route stable.

By Reid Frazier

U.S. Supreme Court to hear PennEast pipeline eminent domain case

PennEast wants the Supreme Court to overturn a federal appeals court ruling preventing the company from exercising eminent domain on NJ state lands.

By Susan Phillips

More sinkholes develop alongside Mariner East construction in Chester County

Residents asking Public Utility Commission to shut down construction
By Susan Phillips

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Family that lost hundreds of trees to failed pipeline project settles with company, gets land back

Constitution pipeline builder cut 558 trees to make way for line that never got built
By Susan Phillips

Updated: June 26, 2020 | 3:30 pm

Pa. grand jury report on fracking: DEP failed to protect public health

“Regulators were supposed to prevent abuse by big corporations, and level the playing field,” Attorney General Josh Shapiro said. “But they didn’t.”

By Reid Frazier and Susan Phillips

EPA’s new rule limits states’ ability to regulate pipelines under the Clean Water Act

The EPA’s new rule reverses 50 years of practice regarding how states protect water supplies from large infrastructure projects.

By Susan Phillips

Federal appeals court strikes blow to PennEast pipeline project

The Third Circuit decision blocks PennEast from condemning state-owned land in New Jersey
By Susan Phillips

Updated: September 3, 2019 | 4:24 pm

Criminal defense counsel represents DEP in Mariner East probe

The firm is among several chosen in 2018 by the state’s Office of General Counsel to provide legal services related to criminal procedures, if needed, to about 30 state agencies. Several environmental lawyers say they’ve never heard of the Department of Environmental Protection using a criminal defense attorney, and wonder why the agency felt the need to do so.

By Susan Phillips


Beaver County agency says DEP should let it keep reviewing pipeline permits

State pulled local district's authority after 'poor' performance review
By Reid Frazier