Pennsylvania DEP halts work on Mariner East 2 pipelineStaff Writer | January 4, 2018
The state Department of Environmental Protection on Wednesday ordered Sunoco to stop construction of a natural gas pipeline across Pennsylvania, citing "egregious and willful violations" of law.
Energy A lack of ability or intention
The DEP, which ordered the work halted until Sunoco Logistics can operate according to the terms of its permit, has cited the company for dozens of environmental violations.
The agency said Sunoco has proven a "lack of ability or intention" to follow clean streams law and other environmental regulations, the Associated Press reported.
In a statement, DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell said his agency was out of options.
“Until Sunoco can demonstrate that the permit conditions can and will be followed, DEP has no alternative but to suspend the permits,” McDonnell said. “We are living up to our promise to hold this project accountable to the strong protections in the permits.”
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