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Baseless Anti-Pipeline Rhetoric Undermines Pennsylvania’s Energy Progress

August 25, 2020
A recent op-ed by former State Senator and Chester County Commissioner, Earl Baker, was published in the Daily Local News detailing the recent backlash by anti-pipeliners and even Chester County Commissioners surrounding the inadvertent return caused by horizontal directional drilling… Read More ►

Disillusioned Anti-Pipeline Protesters Create Disturbance at DEP Secretary McDonnell’s Home, Crossing the Line Yet Again

August 21, 2020
Members of anti-pipeline organizations, including Mama Bear Brigade and Sunrise Movement Berks, decided to protest outside of the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell’s own home this morning. These organizations claim that “…corporations pay to pollute our drinking… Read More ►

Easy to Be Against Everything, Hard Part is Solving Problems

August 20, 2020
A group of Attorneys General filed suit earlier this week against a new rule that was finalized this year to allow the transport of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) by rail. Everyone wants the light to come on when you flip… Read More ►

Deep Pocketed National Groups Front and Center

August 13, 2020
A day after proclaiming the environmental catastrophe caused to Marsh Creek Lake, pipeline activists seemed unconcerned……and took their kids paddling in at the site of the cleanup. Even they don’t believe their own rhetoric. There is no doubt that the… Read More ►

Mariner East Inadvertent Returns Simply Political Soapboxes for Pipeline Opponents

August 12, 2020
By now much of SEPA is probably aware of a recent inadvertent return related to the Mariner East pipeline system. In short, Sunoco experienced an inadvertent return related to horizontal drilling activities (HDD) in Upper Uwchlan Township that leaked into… Read More ►

RGGI Tax Will Not Benefit Pennsylvania as Governor Wolf Claims

August 11, 2020
The recent push for Pennsylvania to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) will not benefit Pennsylvania as some have claimed. In short, such a move by the Wolf Administration would impose a $2.36 billion tax over the next 10… Read More ►

‘Pipeline Infrastructure keeps us going’

July 31, 2020
On Friday morning, The Beaver County Chamber of Commerce, a longtime PEIA member, hosted a Virtual Breakfast Club with Chris Koop of Energy Transfer to discuss the energy company’s impact on the Keystone State. Energy Transfer is one of the… Read More ►

New Data Confirms Mariner East Pipeline Does Not Impact Property Value in PA

July 27, 2020
New data released by DataUSA shows an increase in property values along the Mariner East pipeline in both Delaware and Chester County. For years, Anti-pipeline activists have complained that the existence of pipelines drives down property values, which studies have… Read More ►