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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 […]


Pipeline Opposition Show Wasteful and Redundant Use of Taxpayer Money

August 10, 2018

Another town is throwing their support behind a redundant and useless risk assessment study of Mariner East pipelines. Supervisors in West Whiteland Township voted to contribute an additional $2,000 in funding to advance the study set to be conducted by Quest Consultants. The money will be added to a growing GoFundMe campaign of $47,688 for […]


Repurposing Pipelines to Revitalize Pennsylvania’s Energy Infrastructure

August 8, 2018

Recently the idea of repurposing existing energy infrastructure has come under fire. However most of the heat the tried-and-tested practice has been receiving is unwarranted, led by a lack of knowledge instead of actual facts. A recent op-ed by Kurt Knaus, spokesperson for Pennsylvania Alliance for Energy, in the Delaware County Times discussed not only […]


Fruitless Fight against Mariner East Funded by Taxpayer Dollars

August 2, 2018

While stall tactics by pipeline opponents are nothing new Sen. Andy Dinniman is sinking to a new low to prevent the development of energy infrastructure in Pennsylvania, taxpayer’s money. Back in May, Dinniman testified before Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission Administrative Law Judge Elizabeth H. Barnes, fighting again for the shutdown of Mariner East pipelines. During […]