October 5, 2021

PennFuture Reacts to Criminal Charges Filed Against Energy Transfer Partners

“The environmental crimes announced by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro today against Energy Transfer Partners are further proof of something we’ve known for some time now: this company has no respect for Pennsylvania’s laws, our communities, and our shared natural resources,” said PennFuture President and CEO Jacquelyn Bonomo. “This is a company that has routinely contaminated drinking water supplies, fouled our wetlands, streams and lakes, and has been fined more than $16 million for its repeated failures to operate safely and within the bounds of Pennsylvania law. 

This is one of the most penalized and notorious projects in our Commonwealth’s history, yet these fines and shutdowns from the Department of Environmental Protection have not curtailed the bad actions of this corporate polluter. PennFuture reiterates our call for the state to revoke the permits for the Mariner East pipeline project, as there is no evidence that Energy Transfer Partners will ever take seriously its responsibility to protect our residents and natural resources.”


PennFuture is leading the transition to a clean energy economy in Pennsylvania, fighting big polluters with legal muscle, enforcing environmental laws, and supporting legislative policy that protects public health. PennFuture is engaging and educating citizens about the realities of climate change, and giving them the tools needed to influence lawmakers on the issues. Visit www.pennfuture.org for more information.

Jared Stonesifer
Director of Media Relations