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Supreme Court Rules in Favor of PennEast Pipeline Construction

June 29, 2021
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court removed a major roadblock for the $1 billion PennEast gas pipeline project. This ruling reversed a Third Circuit decision that project developers could not seize New Jersey-owned land for the pipeline. Despite the observed struggle… Read More ►

Shell Cracker Close to Becoming a Reality

June 28, 2021
Almost a full decade ago, an announcement was broadcasted that the “Shell cracker” construction and location were to begin in Monaca, Pennsylvania. Now in 2021, the project is beginning to go into operation — the company began “first fire” activities… Read More ►

Correcting the Record – Activists Make False Claims During DEP Hearing

June 18, 2021
On Wednesday evening, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) held a virtual hearing regarding Energy Transfer’s proposed permit modifications for a small section of the 20-inch Mariner East pipeline in Chester County. Virtual hearings as such are structured to… Read More ►

Kurt Knaus on DEP Hearing of ME Modifications

June 17, 2021
I had the privilege to testify during a virtual hearing held by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on Wednesday, June 16 regarding a plan by the developer of Mariner East to modify its method of construction for a… Read More ►

PEIA Members Testify at DEP Hearing to Support Mariner East Construction Modification at Marsh Creek in Chester County

June 17, 2021
HARRISBURG, Pa. (June 16, 2021) — Members of the Pennsylvania Energy InfrastructureAlliance (PEIA) turned out in force today to endorse a plan by the developer of the MarinerEast pipeline network to modify the method of construction for a portion of… Read More ►

Alternative Pipeline Installation Critical for Environmental Protection

June 15, 2021
On June 14th, Delaware Valley Journal released a piece penned by Bill Godsey, owner and president of Geo Logic Environmental Services and a former geologist for the Texas Railroad Commission, urging regulators to approve the proposed modification for the Mariner… Read More ►

Heinz, William Penn the Money Behind PA’s RGGI Carbon Tax Push

June 11, 2021
Marcellus Drilling News published an article, “Heinz, William Penn the Money Behind PA’s RGGI Carbon Tax Push,” covering the recent findings of massive, tax-exempt organizations, Heinz Endowments & William Penn Foundation, engaging in overt politicking. Through funding political green groups,… Read More ►

Mariner’s Emergency Response Plans Work

June 2, 2021
On Monday night a small methane leak was detected at a pipeline facility on the Mariner East line. As required by the pipeline operator’s emergency response plans, when the leak was detected, the proper authorities were notified, and responded. Isn’t… Read More ►