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 ►

Sen. Dinniman Using an International Crisis to Endanger Jobs

March 19, 2020
Calls to shut down construction of Mariner East masked as concern for public health are insensitive coming from the likes of Sen. Andy Dinniman. Anti-pipeliners have spent years reaching for anything they can to call for further delays of construction… Read More ►

Statement: DEP Cancels Pipeline Hearings to Protect against COVID-19 Spread

March 17, 2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection today announced that is canceling three public hearings planned for mid-April related to permit modifications for the Mariner East pipeline project. DEP also canceled an April 2 hearing on air quality plans at the… Read More ►