Pennsylvania AG Provided Updates on Southeast Directional Drilling Case

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced that Southeast Directional Drilling pleaded guilty for polluting an unnamed tributary to St. Patrick’s Run and groundwater in the area of Route 22 during the installation of transmission lines. Though the AG applauded the environmental crimes section for holding this company responsible for their crimes, Shapiro urged the legislature to strengthen state law to impose greater punishments for these crimes and to better protect citizens.