After Spill, Enviros Ask FERC To Halt Rover Pipeline Work

Law360, New York (May 17, 2017, 4:36 PM EDT) -- Environmental activists sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Wednesday asking it to halt construction on Energy Transfer Partners LP’s $4.2 billion Rover Pipeline, arguing that a construction accident in Ohio showed the company was unsafe.

Oil Change International and more than 110 other groups signed onto the letter asking FERC to exercise caution in the aftermath of a 2 million gallon spill of drilling fluid. The fluid, which has contaminated wetlands, was used in horizontal directional drilling of Ohio’s Tuscarawas River. The...
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