Misguided Protesters Unfairly Push Gov. Wolf to Shutdown ME2

Protesters are once again calling for the complete shutdown of Mariner East 2 pipeline, but this time they’re taking aim at Governor Tom Wolf to further their radical agenda. Earlier this month Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission administrative law Judge Elizabeth Barnes issued an emergency order shutting down operations at Mariner East 1 and halting construction on part […]

Ruling on Mariner East Overlooks Regulatory Process

Last week Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission administrative law Judge Elizabeth Barnes issued an emergency order shutting down operations at Mariner East 1 and halting construction on part of Mariner East 2 and Mariner East 2X. The ruling by this activist judge, based off comments unsubstantiated by facts, grossly disregards the rigorous multi-year process Mariner East […]

Deadlock Stalls Unnecessary Pipeline Study

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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 […]