The FBI reportedly has opened a corruption investigation into Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration and its approval of construction permits for the contentious Mariner East pipeline projects, according to the Associated Press.
FBI agents have spoken to current and former state employees about the project and permits, per the AP:
“The focus of the agents’ questions involves the permitting of the pipeline, whether Wolf and his administration forced environmental protection staff to approve construction permits and whether Wolf or his administration received anything in return, those people say.”
Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection halted construction permits for Energy Transfer, the company behind the Mariner East pipelines, in early February. In a statement at the time, Wolf said Energy Transfer failed to respect the state’s laws and communities.
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