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Release: ‘Citizens Risk Assessment’ Flawed

August 28, 2018

West Chester, Pa. (Aug. 28, 2018) — The pipeline opposition group Del-Chesco United for Public Safety, in conjunction with state Sen. Andrew Dinniman, who is using taxpayer money to fund a lawsuit against Mariner East 2, released its so-called “citizens risk assessment” Tuesday night at Fugett Middle School in West Chester, Chester County. Pipeline opponents […]


Release: National Experts Weigh in Against ME2 Risk Assessment

August 28, 2018

Two national experts with decades of combined experience in pipeline development and regulatory oversight are weighing in today in advance of Del-Chesco United for Public Safety’s release of a so-called “citizens risk assessment” against the Mariner East 2 pipeline project, which is 99 percent complete.   “The idea that risk exists is associated with everyday […]


Breaking The Law Is Not An Effective Protest Strategy

August 27, 2018

On Saturday, August 25th protests were organized across Pennsylvania by the radical group Earth Works in support of jailed anti – pipeline leader, Ellen Gerhart. In Delaware County three pipeline protestors followed Mrs. Gerhart’s tactics and quickly found themselves in a similar situation – escorted in handcuffs off of a Mariner East 2 site facing […]


Union Workers Continue to Honor Responsibility to Safety

August 24, 2018

Sunoco’s ongoing replacement of small portions of Mariner East 2 pipeline in Delaware County has once again been spun by pipeline opponents who purposefully overlook Sunoco’s commitment to safety. An analysis of a segment of the pipeline not yet in operation appeared to have coating issues, which is applied to help pipelines withstand corrosion. Once […]


Competitive Power Venture: Another Energy Investment in Pennsylvania

August 24, 2018

The development of energy infrastructure in Pennsylvania is not only helping to stimulate the economy, it’s also powering homes across the state. Recently former Louisiana Congressman Charles Melancon took a tour of the Competitive Power Venture (CPV) Fairview Energy Center in Jackson Township in Cambria County. CPV Fairview is a $1.1 billion natural gas-fueled combined-cycle […]


Statement: 3,000+ Pipeline Workers Laid Off

August 22, 2018

All too often, the economic and job-creation benefits of energy infrastructure projects are treated like a smaller subplot to the larger debates over pipeline development — that is, until those jobs and benefits disappear.   That’s exactly what’s happening with Mountain Valley Pipeline, which spans 303 miles from northwestern West Virginia to southern Virginia. More […]


Pipeline Opposition Group’s Risk Assessment Just More Propaganda

August 17, 2018

In a recent letter to the editor published in the Delco Times Anthony Gallagher, Business Manager for the Steamfitters Local 420, called for an end to a ridiculous risk assessment study of the Mariner East Pipeline project. The groups called the assessment “necessary,” however at an event held by Delaware County Board of Supervisors Richard […]


Statement: DEP Approves Revised ME2 Permits in Chester County

August 16, 2018

After “substantial and thorough reviews by technical staff” and “with careful consideration given to the significant public input received,” the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today approved permit modification requests by Sunoco for a portion of its Mariner East 2 work in Chester County. The permits relate to work in West Whiteland Township, Chester […]