In a recent editorial, the Delaware County Times addressed the Mariner East II project and the ongoing debate surrounding the project’s construction. The piece comes only a few days following news that some Rose Valley township members expressed concerns about the project. The piece notes that Rose Valley is not the only township that has been vocal on the project. Other communities include Middletown, Swarthmore, Thornbury, and Westtown.
According to the editorial, “Sunoco Logistics recently announced a delay in the project as they sought a one-month extension in the permitting process to address issues identified during the process… It’s time to put this entire project on the front burner. It’s too important for both residents, as well as the region’s economy. We urge both the state and county to hold a public hearing, address residents’ concerns and then vote on company’s requests for permits.”
PEIA agrees. Regardless of the debate, Pennsylvania needs to start seriously focusing on the Mariner East project. The Nation has already seen the consequences of energy infrastructure projects being hampered by slow regulatory processes in North Dakota. Mariner is ready, let’s take it seriously.