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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 […]


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 […]