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CPV Fairview the First to Burn Ethane for Electricity

March 30, 2020
Competitive Power Ventures Inc. (CPV) announced last week that its power plant in Central Pennsylvania has tested new technology that will allow the plant to blend ethane with natural gas to generate electricity. CPV’s Fairview Energy Center in Cambria County… Read More ►

Construction on Falcon Pipeline Considered Essential and Will Continue

March 27, 2020
The Falcon Pipeline being built by Shell recently followed suit with other companies and ceased construction on their due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The company then applied for a waiver to continue construction under the circumstances that employees followed the… Read More ►

Gov. Wolf Puts Public Safety First With Mariner East Waivers

March 27, 2020
As many may have seen, Governor Tom Wolf granted a series of waivers to Sunoco/Energy Transfer to continue stabilization and construction work on a number of Mariner East 2 sites in Chester and Delaware counties. Predictably, pipeline opponents are up… Read More ►

Statement: Mariner East Work Set to Resume with State Waivers

March 26, 2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development late Wednesday granted waiver requests that will allow construction work to resume on the Mariner East pipeline network. Work originally was halted March 19 after Gov. Tom Wolf issued his Emergency Order,… Read More ►

Statement: Mariner East Following Gov.’s Waiver Process

March 25, 2020
On March 19, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Tom Wolf issued an Emergency Order that halted several sectors of Pennsylvania’s economy, including construction of the Mariner East pipeline — even though an order issued earlier that week allowed… Read More ►

Sunoco’s Waiver Would Enable Faster Completion of Mariner East While Delivering Essential Energy Products to PA

March 24, 2020
Due to the coronavirus epidemic, businesses everywhere are closed or halted to comply with CDC guidelines. On Monday, Governor Wolf announced that waivers could be obtained from businesses if their business can “mitigate the crisis by providing a life sustaining… Read More ►

Local Union Issues Statement on Recent Remarks by Senator Andy Dinniman

March 19, 2020
Jim Snell, Business Manager for Steamfitters Local 420, issued the following statement in response to state Sen. Andy Dinniman’s call to halt construction of the Mariner East pipeline network because of COVID-19: “The health and safety of our workers is… Read More ►

Statement: Senator Wants Pipeline Halted Amid COVID

March 19, 2020
State Sen. Andy Dinniman is hoping COVID-19 will finally achieve what he has been unable to do: halt the construction of the legally permitted Mariner East pipeline network. He made the pitch in a letter sent to Pennsylvania Public Utility… Read More ►