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Anti – Pipeline Coalition Denied Permit Appeals

September 5, 2018
A lawsuit brought by a coalition of anti – pipeline groups, including the Delaware Riverkeeper, Sierra Club and Lancaster Against Pipelines, was rejected by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday. The court upheld Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection’s… Read More ►

Increased Inspections Lead to Record Gas Production in PA

September 4, 2018
Last year set a record for natural gas production in Pennsylvania. While this is welcomed news, the real story is the rise in inspections and environmental protections. According to the Department of Environmental Protection’s annual oil and gas report, total… Read More ►

Pipeline Expert Encourages Weariness When Interpreting QRA Findings

August 31, 2018
Bill Godsey, former geologist for the Texas Railroad Commission, recently stepped forward in a Delco Times op – ed to offer perspective on the findings of the citizens’ risk assessment study presented on August 28th. Mr. Godsey prioritizes that “results… Read More ►

PA. Supreme Court Decision Favors ME2

August 30, 2018
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday denied two appeals challenging a lower court’s decision that reaffirmed the state Public Utility Commission’s regulatory authority. The high court’s ruling makes clear that PUC authority supersedes local zoning that a municipality tried to… Read More ►

Courts Rule Against Pipeline Opponents… Again

August 30, 2018
Earlier this week the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled against an appeal by pipeline opponents of two Commonwealth Court decisions in favor of Mariner East Pipelines. The lower courts found that local zoning ordinances in Chester and Delaware county’s local ordinances… Read More ►

Release: ‘Citizens Risk Assessment’ Flawed

August 28, 2018
West Chester, Pa. (Aug. 28, 2018) — The pipeline opposition group Del-Chesco United for Public Safety, in conjunction with state Sen. Andrew Dinniman, who is using taxpayer money to fund a lawsuit against Mariner East 2, released its so-called “citizens… Read More ►

Release: National Experts Weigh in Against ME2 Risk Assessment

August 28, 2018
Two national experts with decades of combined experience in pipeline development and regulatory oversight are weighing in today in advance of Del-Chesco United for Public Safety’s release of a so-called “citizens risk assessment” against the Mariner East 2 pipeline project,… Read More ►

Breaking The Law Is Not An Effective Protest Strategy

August 27, 2018
On Saturday, August 25th protests were organized across Pennsylvania by the radical group Earth Works in support of jailed anti – pipeline leader, Ellen Gerhart. In Delaware County three pipeline protestors followed Mrs. Gerhart’s tactics and quickly found themselves in… Read More ►