Deadlock Stalls Unnecessary Pipeline Study

May 29, 2018

After months of back and forth over whether another risk assessment should be conducted on Mariner East 2 pipeline, the Delaware County Council came to a deadlock last week with regard to a biased proposal. In January, members decided to move forward with an assessment that would look at all pipelines, collectively, in the county. […]

PEIA Responds to Mariner East Shutdown

May 24, 2018

An administration law judge for the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission today ordered Sunoco to “cease and desist all current operation, construction, including drilling activities on the Mariner East 1, 2 and Mariner East 2X pipeline” in West Whiteland Township. The judge also moved to shut down operations of Mariner East 1, ruling that she was […]

Labor Backs Plans for Marcus Hook at DEP Hearing

May 22, 2018

Several Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance (PEIA) members, along with local officials, businesses and residents, testified tonight at a hearing before the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to support proposed upgrades at the Marcus Hook Industrial Complex that could result in nearly 1 million man hours of labor over the next three years. Representatives of […]

NAIOP Pittsburgh and the Washington County Chamber of Commerce’s Infrastructure Event

May 18, 2018

Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance was pleased to take part in the NAIOP Pittsburgh and the Washington County Chamber of Commerce’s Coffee & Commerce event to discuss the need for energy infrastructure development. Charlie Melancon, former Louisiana U.S. House of Representatives, and Carl Marrara, Vice President of Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association spoke with local business owners about […]

National Infrastructure Week – A Call to Action

May 14, 2018

Today kicks off the 6th annual National Infrastructure Week. Nearly 400 affiliates will host events across the country stressing the importance of upgrading our failing infrastructure. America’s roads, bridges, airports, pipelines, and wireless infrastructure have been neglected for decades. The American Society of Civil Engineers gave America’s infrastructure a D+ on the quadrennial Infrastructure Report Card […]

PUC Restarts ME1

May 3, 2018

“The biggest obstacle we face with respect to energy in Pennsylvania is a deficiency of adequate infrastructure. So when an operational line like Mariner East 1 shuts down, it has ripple effects not just here but throughout the entire region. The PUC’s own exhaustive investigation makes clear that there are now issues with the integrity […]

Recommended Restart of Mariner East 1 Pipeline

May 3, 2018

Nearly 2 months after the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission shutdown Mariner East 1 pipeline, the PUC is recommending that the pipeline be put back into operation. On March 7th an emergency order was issued after sinkholes appeared near the pipeline-construction site in Chester County’s West Whiteland Township. Yesterday The Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement declare […]

PEIA Members Back ME2 Permit Modifications

April 30, 2018

Several Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance (PEIA) members — including Boilermakers Local 14, Laborers International (LiUNA), International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 542 and Steamfitters Local 420 — testified at a hearing before the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to urge approval of permit modifications for Mariner East 2. The modifications, which were proposed […]