Atlantic Sunrise pipeline company pays $700,000 for construction violations

The group Lancaster Against Pipelines criticized DEP for issuing permits to the project without due diligence.

  • Rachel McDevitt

The company behind the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline is paying more than $700,000 in fines for violations in nine counties.

The Department of Environmental Protection said it has collected more than $736,000 from pipeline company Transco. Most of that will go to DEP. About $56,000 will go to reimburse county conservation districts that inspected the pipeline during its construction.

The violations included failure to properly maintain erosion and sedimentation best management practices, drilling fluid spills at sites in Lebanon…Read More

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