According to a Marcellus Drilling News article, Mariner East and the Shell cracker will be allowed to resume construction on May 1.
Mariner East helps to reduce energy costs in PA and employs many union labor members. It has the potential to bring great economic value to the state and its completion is crucial.
“Great news! The Mariner East 2 pipeline project along with Shell’s mighty ethane cracker project will once again be able to restart their stopped construction. At least according to our reading of the law. As you may know the Pennsylvania Dept. of Community and Economic Development (DCED) has been “reviewing” waiver requests to allow all work to resume for both ME2 and the cracker project (see PA DCED First Grants Then Rescinds ME2 Pipe Construction Waivers and Shell Files for Waiver to Restart PA Cracker Work w/Fewer Workers).”