Blog

PUC Rules on ME1, Defers Ruling on ME2 and ME2X

June 15, 2018

On June 14th the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission voted 3-2 to put Mariner East 1 pipeline back into operation. While we commend the move, we are disappointed that the halt on construction of Mariner East 2 and Mariner East 2X pipelines in West Whiteland Township was not reversed. Mariner East 1 was shut down on […]


Statement: PUC Votes to Restart ME1 – Again

June 14, 2018

For the second time in a little more than a month, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission today voted to approve the restart of Sunoco’s Mariner East 1 pipeline, ending a three-week shutdown that began May 24 after a highly questionable ruling by a PUC administrative law judge. The pause on construction activities on the Mariner […]


Statement: PUC Hearing Set on Mariner East

June 13, 2018

Last month, an administrative law judge ruled to stop operations on Mariner East 1 pipeline and halt construction of the Mariner East 2 and 2x pipelines in West Whiteland Township, Chester County. The decision came just a month after the PUC unanimously voted to allow Mariner East 1 pipeline to resume operations following a thorough review […]


Statement: Bipartisan Senate Supports Multi-State Gas Storage Hub

June 12, 2018

The Pennsylvania Senate today voted to approve a bipartisan resolution (S.R. 375) that calls on the United States Congress to support the development of an ethane storage hub in the Appalachian region, including Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. The resolution was introduced by Republican Sen. Camera Bartolotta of Washington, Greene and Beaver counties. She introduced […]


Statement: Lebanon Co. Court Upholds ME2 Zoning Decisions

June 5, 2018

The Court of Common Pleas of Lebanon County has issued a decision upholding permits issued by the West Cornwall Township Zoning Hearing Board for a pump station that Sunoco built related to Mariner East passing through the municipality in southern Lebanon County. The court ruled against the anti-pipeline group Concerned Citizens of Lebanon County, which […]


Another Ruling in Favor of Mariner East

June 5, 2018

Lebanon County Court of Common Pleas has rejected a challenge to Sunoco’s status as a public utility. This is not the first time the projects’ public utilities status has been called into question. But once again a judge ruled upholding Sunoco’s public utility status. Last summer zoning officials in a Lebanon County rejected an appeal […]


Statement: U.S. Supreme Court Decision Victory for Sunoco

June 4, 2018

Even as the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission prepares later this month to review elements from a ruling from by administrative law judge that halted construction of the Mariner East 2 and 2x pipelines and ceased operations of the existing Mariner East 1 pipeline, court victories continue to mount in favor of the pipeline. On Monday, […]


Letter to PUC over Recent Ruling by ALJ on Mariner East Pipelines

June 4, 2018

A letter submitted to the PUC asking to throw out a recent ruling by the ALJ that defied recent findings and a subsequent ruling by the PUC. Dear Secretary Chiavetta: On behalf of the Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance, a group that supports investments to modernize energy infrastructure and ensure reliable access to the low-cost energy […]