Press Release

Statement From The Ohio Environmental Council On Last Week’s Rover Pipeline Spill

STATEMENT FROM THE OHIO ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL ON LAST WEEK’S ROVER PIPELINE SPILL

Monday, September 25, 2017

The following statement can be attributed in full, or in part, to Heather Taylor-Miesle, Executive Director of the Ohio Environmental Council:

“Early last week, FERC granted Energy Transfer Partners the ability to resume drilling for the Rover Pipeline project, and just a few days later, yet another spill occurred. ETP’s negligence and incompetence has once again put Ohio’s waterways in danger.

“Energy Transfer Partners earned their 13th environmental violation this year, spilling wastewater and sediment into a stream in Carroll County. Sadly, this flagrant disrespect of Ohio’s waterways and our people is no longer shocking, but has come to be business as usual for the Texas-based company.

“FERC should take a hard look at the Rover project to determine if they can be trusted to complete this project responsibly. I can only hope that the Ohio Attorney General works quickly to ensure that Energy Transfer Partners is held responsible for their actions, paying the nearly $2.5 million in fines they owe the Ohio EPA as a result of their malfeasance.”