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Energy Transfer’s Troubled Pipeline Projects Amass 800+ Violations

Energy Transfer’s Troubled Pipeline Projects Amass 800+ Violations

A damning new report has highlighted the spotty incident record of Energy Transfer, which owns tens of thousands of miles of pipelines across America, including the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline. The Texas-based energy company and its subsidiary Sunoco have amassed more than 800 federal and state permit violations and millions of dollars in fines while […]

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    Ohio EPA Hikes Fines Against Rover Pipeline to $2.3 Million

    Ohio EPA Hikes Fines Against Rover Pipeline to $2.3 Million

    The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asked the state attorney general’s office Wednesday to hold the owners of the troubled Rover natural gas pipeline responsible for $2.3 million dollars in fines. Rover leaked more than 2 million gallons of drilling mud into protected Ohio wetlands this spring, leading the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to order […]

    Rover Pipeline Sets Record for Environmental Violations

    Rover Pipeline Sets Record for Environmental Violations

    Energy Transfer Partners‘ controversial $4.3 billion Rover pipeline has more negative inspection reports than any other major interstate natural gas pipeline built in the last two years, according to a new Bloomberg analysis. The 713-mile pipeline, which will carry fracked gas across Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and Michigan and Canada, has been stalled from numerous […]

    Groups Challenge Fracking Plan for Ohio’s Only National Forest

    Groups Challenge Fracking Plan for Ohio’s Only National Forest

    Conservation groups have filed an administrative protest challenging the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) plan for a September auction of three parcels in Ohio’s only national forest for oil and gas leasing. The parcels are adjacent to the Rover Pipeline. The protest, filed Monday, targets the BLM’s failure to adequately analyze the impacts of […]

    Spills, Fines and Route Disputes Plague Rover Pipeline

    Spills, Fines and Route Disputes Plague Rover Pipeline

    By Kathiann M. Kowalski The Rover Pipeline project in Ohio faces continuing problems, with more spills of drilling mud, ongoing questions about diesel fuel contamination, and orders issued last week by both the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). “The significant thing that is very new here is that […]

    Thousands of Miles of Pipelines Enrage Landowners, Threaten the Future of Our Planet

    Thousands of Miles of Pipelines Enrage Landowners, Threaten the Future of Our Planet

    By Kristen Lombardi and Jamie Smith Hopkins They landed, one after another, in 2015: plans for nearly a dozen interstate pipelines to move natural gas beneath rivers, mountains and people’s yards. Like spokes on a wheel, they’d spread from Appalachia to markets in every direction. Together these new and expanded pipelines—comprising 2,500 miles of steel […]

    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 […]

    Judge’s DAPL Ruling, Reckless Spill Record Pushes Pipeline Company’s Shares Below $20 for First Time

    Judge’s DAPL Ruling, Reckless Spill Record Pushes Pipeline Company’s Shares Below $20 for First Time

    Energy Transfer Partners, the company behind the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline and the fracked gas Rover Pipeline, has quite the extensive spill history, a new analysis shows. After crunching the numbers from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), TheStreet revealed that the Dallas-based company spilled hazardous liquids near water crossings more than twice […]

    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, […]