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As Announced, Free Water Supply Testing for Homeowners as a Part of Energy Transfer Criminal Conviction

HARRISBURG, PA —Earlier this month, Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced that Sunoco Pipeline L.P., and ETC Northeast Pipeline LLC (ETC), both subsidiaries of Energy Transfer, L.P. (Energy Transfer), were convicted of criminal charges related to their conduct during the construction of two major pipelines in Pennsylvania. As part of the agreement, Energy Transfer will pay for independent evaluations of water quality impacts for homeowners potentially impacted by the construction of the Mariner East 2 Pipeline and in some cases, offer approved mechanisms for restoring or replacing the impacted private water supplies.

The final deadline for residents to reach out to the Office of Attorney General to apply for a free water test for their home is this coming Friday, August 19th. Any interested party should reach out to the Office at watertesting@attorneygeneral.gov. So far, over 150 Pennsylvania residents have contacted our office for their water tests. Residents interested in receiving a water test should know that there are no distance limits from the Mariner East 2 pipeline that would impact their eligibility to apply for a water test.

An independent, professional geologist will review water testing and advise on water quality and impact. The panel of three professional geologists will be announced by the Office of Attorney General next week.

“We fought hard to require Energy Transfer to test residents’ water, because it goes to the heart of our criminal case and gives power to the people who were pushed aside by big companies and ignored by the institutions that were supposed to help them,” said AG Shapiro. “Residents who believe the Mariner East Two Pipeline has impacted your water, we need to hear from you by Friday.”

A fact sheet detailing the plea agreement is available HERE.

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