Additional Grant Received for EGT Dam Projects

Grants resulted from landmark DEP penalty against Sunoco for Mariner East 2 pipeline

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has selected 61 projects to receive grants from the historic $12.6 million penalty assessed to Sunoco for violations related to the Mariner East 2 pipeline project. The selected projects improve water quality, restore watersheds, and improve stormwater management.

“One thing that all of these projects have in common is that they will improve Pennsylvania’s water – whether that is through reducing runoff pollution, restoring watersheds, or other means,” said DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell.

In February 2018, DEP collected the $12.6 million penalty for numerous violations along the Mariner East 2 pipeline and began accepting grant applications in April.  Grants were awarded for stormwater management, invasive species removal, forest restoration, farm runoff reduction, streambank restoration, and many other projects that ultimately improve water quality in Pennsylvania. Grantees include County Conservation Districts, municipalities, school districts, and non-profit organizations.

East Goshen Township has received $350,000 for the Milltown and Hershey’s Mill Dam Projects.

Read the entire Press Release here.