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 […]

Statement: PUC Votes to Restart ME2 in Chester County

August 2, 2018

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today voted to allow construction to resume on the Mariner East 2 and 2x pipelines in West Whiteland Township, Chester County, ending a weeks-long stoppage specific only to that area. The shutdown began in May after a PUC administrative law judge’s highly questionable ruling, which affected ME1, ME2 and […]

DEP Settlement for Mariner East 2 Pipeline Validates What We Already Knew

August 1, 2018

On Friday July 27th the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced that anti-pipeline groups have settled their appeal of its permits for the Mariner East 2 pipeline. The three radical groups, the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, Mountain Watershed Association, and the Clean Air Council, challenged 20 pipeline permits, all of which had already underwent a thorough […]