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    Major Crack Down on Energy Transfer’s ‘Perilous Behavior’ During Rover Pipeline Construction

    Major Crack Down on Energy Transfer’s ‘Perilous Behavior’ During Rover Pipeline Construction

    The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) announced Monday an unprecedented unilateral order in response to Energy Transfer Partner’s fracked gas Rover pipeline’s 27 violations. The announcement comes after the Rover pipleine had more spills last week near the Tuscarawas River. OEPA’s unilateral order includes requiring Energy Transfer to establish a stronger contingency plan for when […]

    Wind Power Brings This Ohio Farmer to Tears

    Wind Power Brings This Ohio Farmer to Tears

    By Greg Alvarez Ohio lawmakers are currently considering a measure that could transform the state’s rural communities, and last week they heard powerful testimony from those who will be directly impacted. Fixing Ohio’s wind turbine setbacks Let’s go back to 2014. That year, the state legislature adopted onerous wind energy setbacks, without accepting public comment […]

    Another Reason to Halt Rover Pipeline: It’s a Climate Disaster

    Another Reason to Halt Rover Pipeline: It’s a Climate Disaster

    As controversy swirls around a string of spills and air and water violations caused by Energy Transfer Partners’ construction of the Rover gas pipeline, a study released Wednesday underlines another reason federal regulators should halt the project: It will fuel a massive increase in climate pollution. A new analysis by Oil Change International finds that, […]

    FERC Announces Investigation into Energy Transfer’s Rover Pipeline

    FERC Announces Investigation into Energy Transfer’s Rover Pipeline

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) notified Energy Transfer Partners Thursday that it was conducting an investigation into the construction of the fracked gas Rover Pipeline. The investigation comes as the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency discovered the presence of petroleum hydrocarbon constituents, which are commonly found in diesel fluid, among the fluid Energy Transfer Partners […]

    FERC Rejects Rover Pipeline’s Drilling Request

    FERC Rejects Rover Pipeline’s Drilling Request

    By Cheryl Johncox The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) rejected on Thursday Energy Transfer Partners’ request to resume horizontal directional drilling at two sites for its Rover fracked gas pipeline. This rejection comes after numerous leaks into Ohio’s wetlands, and Clean Air and Clean Water act violations. FERC has halted the process at only eight […]

    Group Demands Environmental Compliance Records for Rover Pipeline Construction

    Group Demands Environmental Compliance Records for Rover Pipeline Construction

    The Center for Biological Diversity filed four public records requests Wednesday to state and federal agencies demanding disclosure of environmental compliance documents relating to the Rover Pipeline in Ohio. The natural gas pipeline is owned by Energy Transfer Partners, the company behind the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline. Earlier this month the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission […]

    Energy Transfer Partners in Hot Water Again Over Rover Pipeline Construction

    Energy Transfer Partners in Hot Water Again Over Rover Pipeline Construction

    By Steve Horn After taking heat last fall for destroying sacred sites of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the owner of the Dakota Access pipeline finds itself embattled anew over the preservation of historic sites, this time in Ohio. Documents filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) show that Energy Transfer Partners is in […]

    118 Groups Demand FERC Halt Construction of Rover Pipeline

    118 Groups Demand FERC Halt Construction of Rover Pipeline

    Community activists and organizations sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Wednesday, signed by 118 groups, demanding the agency halt all construction of the Rover gas pipeline and embark upon an extensive review of its approval policies. The letter, signed by groups along the Rover pipeline route in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio […]