Press Release

Statement from the Ohio Environmental Council in Response to the Most Recent Spill by Energy Transfer Partners’ Rover Pipeline

Columbus, OH — The following statement can be attributed in full, or in part, to Melanie Houston, Director of Climate Programs for the Ohio Environmental Council:

“Over the weekend, we learned of yet another spill by Rover Pipeline, this time into the Black Fork tributary of the Mohican River, a State Scenic River, in Ashland County. My family and I have spent weekends canoeing down this very river, enjoying its natural beauty. We can’t stand idly by while this river is threatened by the same company that devastated wetlands, historic places, and natural areas across our state.

“Just this year, the Rover Pipeline has had 19 violations, with the fifth most recent occurring after the company received FERC permission to resume drilling. This blatant disrespect for Ohioans and our natural places is inexcusable and Energy Transfer Partners must be held accountable.”