Developer Faces Criminal Charges, Accused of Spilling Industrial Waste Across Pennsylvania

The developer of a natural gas pipeline is facing criminal charges after being accused of spilling thousands of gallons of industrial waste across Pennsylvania last year.

Energy Transfer, the owner of Sunoco Pipeline LP, is facing 48 criminal charges, most of them for releasing industrial waste at 22 sites in 11 counties across the state.

Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced the case at a news conference at Marsh Creek State Park in Downington, where Sunoco spilled thousands of gallons of drilling fluid. The spill occurred during the construction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline, which has been plagued with problems.

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