Delaware Riverkeeper Network says “severe and ongoing” permit violations are causing “significant harm” to the river basin. It wants the commission to suspend Mariner East 2 construction.
Even though the oil and gas industry is exempt from obtaining the permits – unlike other kinds of industrial construction such as powerlines — that exemption disappears when a water violation occurs, argued Aaron Stemplewicz, senior attorney for DRN.
Fifty-three organizations say the federal Department of Health and Human Services must publish recommendations for health limits on hazardous PFAS chemicals.
Pennsylvania moved to regulate the greenhouse gas as the Trump administration tries to roll back federal methane rules. The state permits apply to new and modified wells and related compressor stations, but not to the state’s 11,000 existing Marcellus shale gas wells.
The court’s decision said a township, for example, can’t issue a permit for oil and gas development unless the site is zoned to allow for that use. Landowners in Lycoming County had sued over a well pad permit issued in an agricultural-residential zone.