August 5, 2022

Contact: Molly Parzen

Conservation Voters of PA Statement on Energy Transfer Pipeline Conviction

Harrisburg, PA - Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania Executive Director Molly Parzen issued the following statement in response to news that the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General secured a conviction in the case against Energy Transfer, L.P. for environmental crimes during the construction of the Mariner East 2 Pipeline: 

“We applaud Attorney General Josh Shapiro for holding big corporations accountable when they pollute our water. This conviction demonstrates to bad actors across the state that we will stand up to those who put profits before people. 

The free access to independent water testing for residents paired with the $10 million fine to support conservation, one of the largest in Pennsylvania history, is a tremendous step forward in helping Pennsylvanians whose water supplies and public health have been impacted. 

Pennsylvanians are guaranteed a constitutional right to clean air and pure water. This historic conviction puts big polluters on notice that future violators will be held accountable.”