Yesterday, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection halted construction of Sunoco Logistic LP’s Mariner East II pipeline, citing violations of environmental laws, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Sunoco violated its permits, using unauthorized drilling methods that leaked nontoxic drilling fluid into trout streams and water wells across the state, according to the DEP.
The state discovered Sunoco was using unauthorized drilling methods after learning of a drilling fluid leak into a Berks County creek in November, the DEP order states.
Over the next few weeks, the state discovered numerous other sites in Berks, Blair, Cumberland, Dauphin, Huntingdon, Perry and Washington counties where unauthorized drilling methods were being used, often resulting in drill fluid leaking into nearby bodies of water, several of which were designated trout streams, according to the DEP.
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