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Methane leaks from pipelines targeted by proposed federal rule

The rule is part of the Biden AdministrationÔÇÖs pledge to reduce methane emissions 30% below 2020 levels by 2030.

By Rachel McDevitt

DEP fines Shell $670K for erosion, spills during Falcon pipeline construction

Shell’s ethane cracker is scheduled to open soon and begin processing ethane into plastic pellets.

By Reid Frazier

Safety advocate warns of lack of oversight for new CO2 pipelines needed for carbon capture

Pipeline Safety Trust recently commissioned a report to assess the state of CO2 pipeline safety regulation.

By Kara Holsopple/The Allegheny Front

Energy Transfer facing nine counts of environmental crimes for 2018 pipeline blast

A grand jury said its review of construction documents and witness testimony produced an ÔÇťoverall theme of inadequate erosion control devicesÔÇŁ and multiple landslides and slips.

By Reid Frazier

PUC approves $1.975M settlement with Energy Transfer for Pa. pipeline blast

Last year, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection issued a record $30 million fine to the company for the blast, focusing on the pipelineÔÇÖs faulty slope stabilization.

By Reid Frazier

Some Democrats call for halt to Mariner East following charges, but don’t expect action from legislature

Sen. Carolyn Comitta (D-Chester) joined eight other state lawmakers to call on the Wolf Administration to halt the Mariner East Pipeline project.

By Rachel McDevitt

Sunoco pays $85,000 for spills in four counties

The spills released a total of 412 gallons of industrial waste into wetlands and streams between February and August 2020.

By Rachel McDevitt

Energy Transfer fined $140K for construction violations along Beaver County pipeline

Violations include erosion, failure to report a landslide
By Reid Frazier

PUC seeks comment on $1 million fine for Beaver County pipeline blast

As part of the fine, the company would agree to several added safety precautions, including more inspections and additional monitoring for landslides along its route. 

By Reid Frazier