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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 ►

NABTU Studies Confirm Energy Projects Provide Great Opportunity for Laborers

July 22, 2020
On Friday, North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) released two reports that assessed the construction job opportunities and quality in the energy sector. The reports were commissioned by NABTU and found that both union and non-union energy construction workers report… Read More ►

Sinkhole Issues Too Frequently Misrepresented

July 21, 2020
Following last week’s rain caused by tropical storm Fay, a number of sinkholes manifested in Chester County around the Mariner East pipeline system. Reporting has been clear that the pipeline has not been exposed; however construction crews have been proactive… Read More ►

Officials tout economic ripple effect of Beaver Co. Cracker Plant

July 17, 2020
Shell’s cracker facility currently under construction in Beaver County will play a pivotal role in establishing the entire region as a manufacturing hub and pave the way for further investment opportunities, local businessmen and officials said on Thursday. Local commercial… Read More ►