Wow! They didn’t admit EPA’s allegations but they admit they suck so bad they need to improve. I can’t wait for the Observer Reporter full report in the morning.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says two natural gas companies have agreed to improve their operations in western Pennsylvania.
In a statement released Tuesday the EPA alleges that Mark West Liberty Midstream & Resources and Laurel Mountain Midstream Operating failed to comply with federal clean air regulations to prevent accidental releases of flammable substances.
The EPA says Mark West has agreed to install new emergency equipment and adopt an approved maintenance schedule at all 14 of its compressor stations in Washington and Butler counties.
In another settlement a Laurel Mountain Midstream facility in Washington County has agreed to conduct a safety analysis and make necessary improvements, as well as conduct training with local emergency responders.
The companies did not admit or deny EPA’s allegations.
STEPHANIE HALLOWICH AND CHRIS HALLOWICH, H/W
RANGE RESOURCES CORPORATION, WILLIAMS GAS/LAUREL MOUNTAIN MIDSTREAM, MARKWEST ENERGY PARTNERS, L.P., MARKWEST ENERGY GROUP, LLC AND PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Full article HERE