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Economist Discusses Pipeline Safety

March 8, 2017

Drexel University’s Kevin Gillen recently discussed the safety of pipeline infrastructure compared to trains and trucks. “In every way, shape, and form transportation of natural gas by pipeline is more cost-effective, supports more jobs, is more environmental sustainable than any other mode of transportation.” To hear more from Gillen and the safety of pipelines, check out […]


Anti-Development Activists Ignore Regulatory Process

March 7, 2017

According to a recent Philadelphia Inquirer article, many townships are planning to mount local fights against the Mariner East 2 Pipeline. Many pipeline opponents claim the approved project would violate local zoning ordinances. Eric Friedman, president of the Andover Homeowners’ Association, and David Brooman, a lawyer representing West Goshen, said a “citizens group will be […]


IBEW Local 654’s Training Programs Demonstrates Mariner East’s Commitment to Robust Safety and Quality

March 1, 2017

As Mariner East 2’s construction is getting underway, PEIA believes it is important to reiterate the project’s commitment to safety and quality. A perfect example of this pledge can be found in IBEW Local 654’s extensive training program. According to Ed KiKut, Training Director for the local chapter, “people worry about energy being safe, at […]


Delaware County Chamber of Commerce Highlights Economic Impact of Mariner East Project

February 27, 2017

Trish McFarland of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce is no stranger to regional economic development in Pennsylvania. As President, McFarland understands the importance of large infrastructure projects to the communities they touch. It is for this reason that McFarland and the Chamber are excited for Mariner East 2 construction and eventual operation. According to […]


Anti-Progress Groups Continue Attempts to Delay Key Infrastructure

February 24, 2017

Yesterday, a Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board judge denied a request by a group of anti-progress groups, led by the Clean Air Council, to reconsider a ruling to allow for construction to begin on the Mariner East 2 pipeline. Mariner East 2 is a critical pipeline infrastructure project that will safely transport Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs) […]


PEIA Applauds DEP Approving Mariner East 2 Following Unprecedented Review Process

February 13, 2017

Great news!!! Just a bit ago the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection issued the Chapter 102 and 105 permits for the Mariner East 2 pipeline project. The DEP’s process was unprecedented, generated tens of thousands of public comments, some of which came from PEIA members. This is a very positive development for the development of […]


PEIA Applauds DEP Decision to Approve Mariner East 2 Permits

February 13, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Members of the Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance today applauded the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s decision to approve permits for the Mariner East 2 pipeline, allowing the project to proceed to construction. “Like we have been saying for some time, we believe that this project will give Pennsylvania a great competitive advantage […]


Governor Wolf’s Leadership Needed for Infrastructure Development

February 7, 2017

Building and maintaining a robust energy infrastructure that promotes the countless positive benefits provided through expanded development of our energy resources is important for Pennsylvania’s future. Development of the Marcellus and Utica Shale formations has provided Pennsylvania countless economic opportunities, but this is not enough. We must now have the necessary pipeline infrastructure to safely […]


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