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January 11, 2018

Penn. shuts down construction on $2.5B Sunoco pipeline

  • The state cited a series of spills and leaks of drilling fluid.
    Associated Press

    Pennsylvania environmental officials ordered Sunoco on last week to halt construction of a natural gas pipeline across the southern part of the state, citing a series of spills and leaks of drilling fluid and other “egregious and willful violations” of state law that have plagued the $2.5 billion project.

    The Department of Environmental Protection said it ordered work on the Mariner East 2 pipeline to stop until Sunoco complies with the terms of its permit. DEP has issued dozens of environmental violations to Sunoco since May, contending the company has demonstrated a “lack of ability or intention” to comply with the state's clean streams law and other environmental regulations.

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