Statement: ME1 Restarts in PA.

The Mariner East 1 pipeline is scheduled to restart as early as today, ending a three-month shutdown that resulted after a sinkhole along the route. The restart is the result of the pipeline operator working closely with regulators to address concerns and ensure there is no threat to public health or the environment. The restart […]

Keyboard Warrior Senator Andy Dinniman Tries to Strike Again

This morning State Senator and anti-pipeline crusader Andy Dinniman reached out to PEIA over Twitter. Admittedly, Senator Dinniman made use of a funny GIF from the Disney movie The Emperor’s New Groove in which a demanding and greedy prince guilty of using his own countrymen at his leisure to fulfill personal ambitions is transformed into […]

Pennsylvania Game Commission Press Release: Game Commission, Ruffed Grouse Society, And Energy Companies Improving Wildlife Habitat

                Project on State Game Lands 12 and 36 to benefit grouse and woodcock Good things come in threes. The third and final phase of the “Roughneck Aspen Management Project” was recently completed on State Game Lands 12 and 36 in Franklin Township, Bradford County. Encompassing 107 acres and split into three different blocks, the […]

Statement: Pipeline Moratorium Measure Misguided, Possibly Illegal

If you are writing about S.B. 443, which was recently introduced by state Sen. Andrew Dinniman, please consider the following statement by the Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance. You can quote me, Kurt Knaus, as spokesman: “Sen. Dinniman’s proposal is misguided, potentially illegal, and most certainly dangerous. Study after study demonstrates that pipelines are the safest […]

Statement: Response to Legislative Town Hall on Mariner East

Several southeastern Pennsylvania legislators convened a town hall meeting Wednesday night to ensure residents know how to protect their homes and property during pipeline construction, focusing on Mariner East. The lawmakers had with them a local township solicitor who offered advice about temporary workspace easements for the project, which is nearly complete. The reality is […]

Energy Infrastructure Enemies Guilty of Mis – interpretation and representation

Pipeline opponents continue to grasp at straws to make any sort of argument against pipeline infrastructure, particularly against their favorite target – Mariner East. A recent StateImpact Pennsylvania article stated that there are “new safety concerns” over the Mariner East 2X pipeline project. An opposition attorney reviewing Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection filings by Energy […]

Energy Infrastructure Remains Good for Communities, Unions and Taxes

Yesterday morning a number of Pennsylvania elected officials, union members and business leaders gathered in Harrisburg to highlight the economic and public safety benefits of pipeline infrastructure. Both State Senator Bartolotta and Representative Nelson had all positive points to touch on during today’s event though more good news – and evidence – of energy infrastructure’s […]

Statement: Capitol Event Spotlights Pipeline Safety, Economic Benefits of Infrastructure Projects in Pa.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (March 19, 2019) – Members of the Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance today joined legislators and business leaders from around the state to spotlight the safe, responsible development of the state’s pipeline network and related infrastructure and the economic value these projects bring to communities across the commonwealth. “I cannot stress enough that for […]

Statement: Pipeline Fuels D.A.’s Re-Election Efforts

Delaware County District Attorney Katayoun Copeland has jumped on the political bandwagon with Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan in seeking an investigation of the Mariner East pipeline network — and all the media attention that comes with such an announcement. Copeland announced her investigation in a release issued Monday night. Hogan opened his investigation […]

Incumbent District Attorneys Have Begun Running for Reelection

Mariner East 2 went through what the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection deemed, the “most strenuous” permit approval process, yet politicians across the Commonwealth do what they do best: make baseless political assertions in order to try to win reelection. Senator Andy Dinniman has made a career being against almost everything so it is no […]