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Anti – Pipeline Coalition Denied Permit Appeals

September 5, 2018

A lawsuit brought by a coalition of anti – pipeline groups, including the Delaware Riverkeeper, Sierra Club and Lancaster Against Pipelines, was rejected by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday. The court upheld Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection’s actions through issuing Clean Water Act permit for the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline that is nearing […]


Increased Inspections Lead to Record Gas Production in PA

September 4, 2018

Last year set a record for natural gas production in Pennsylvania. While this is welcomed news, the real story is the rise in inspections and environmental protections. According to the Department of Environmental Protection’s annual oil and gas report, total inspections reached record levels in 2017, with over 36,000 compliance inspections conducted. For the last […]


Pipeline Expert Encourages Weariness When Interpreting QRA Findings

August 31, 2018

Bill Godsey, former geologist for the Texas Railroad Commission, recently stepped forward in a Delco Times op – ed to offer perspective on the findings of the citizens’ risk assessment study presented on August 28th. Mr. Godsey prioritizes that “results are most accurate taken in sum rather than individually” and that “policymakers should be cautious […]


PA. Supreme Court Decision Favors ME2

August 30, 2018

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday denied two appeals challenging a lower court’s decision that reaffirmed the state Public Utility Commission’s regulatory authority. The high court’s ruling makes clear that PUC authority supersedes local zoning that a municipality tried to apply to the Mariner East 2 pipeline project.   One appeal relates to a decision […]


Courts Rule Against Pipeline Opponents… Again

August 30, 2018

Earlier this week the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled against an appeal by pipeline opponents of two Commonwealth Court decisions in favor of Mariner East Pipelines. The lower courts found that local zoning ordinances in Chester and Delaware county’s local ordinances cannot impede or halt construction based on their specific zoning regulations. In February of this […]


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 […]