Restoring the right-of-wayConstruction
Energy Transfer is committed to ensuring the long-term integrity of the region’s environment, and part of that commitment is to restore the land to as-is or better than it was before. We have incorporated protection of sensitive resources throughout the planning and construction of the Mariner East pipeline system. During the initial conception of Mariner East 2 and 2X, we selected a route that avoided and minimized the crossing of sensitive environmental resources.
Energy Transfer continues to work with federal, state and local officials, as well as environmental and conservation groups, to minimize impact on conservation easements and land in agricultural use.
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
Following construction, we are committed to working closely with landowners to restore the right-of-way to its original state or better. This includes initial maintenance and repair work, as well as follow-up inspections of agricultural lands. Restoration plans and procedures are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) when issuing required permits. Techniques such as horizontal directional drilling and road boring allow us to minimize impacts to the environment.
Crews typically begin preliminary restoration within a week after construction is complete, weather permitting. As part of restoration, fences are replaced, vegetation is reseeded and any property impacted during construction is repaired. Inspectors are on-site to ensure appropriate steps are taken to meet all of the strict conditions of our DEP permits.