Susan Phillips tells stories about the consequences of political decisions on people's every day lives. She has worked as a reporter for WHYY since 2004. Susan's coverage of the 2008 Presidential election resulted in a story on the front page of the New York Times. In 2010 she traveled to Haiti to cover the earthquake. That same year she produced an award-winning series on Pennsylvania's natural gas rush called "The Shale Game." She received a 2013 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Journalism Award for her work covering natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania. She has also won several Edward R. Murrow awards for her work with StateImpact. In 2013/14 she spent a year at MIT as a Knight Science Journalism Fellow. She has also been a Metcalf Fellow, an MBL Logan Science Journalism Fellow and reported from Marrakech on the 2016 climate talks as an International Reporting Project Fellow. A graduate of Columbia School of Journalism, she earned her Bachelor's degree in International Relations from George Washington University.
The Energy Information Administration released data on Monday that shows more than two-thirds of new pipeline mileage, which came online in 2012, were built in the Northeast part of the country. The EIA says Marcellus Shale continues to drive pipeline construction, despite the drop in new pipelines overall.
courtesy of the Energy Information Administration
“Capital expenditures were high in the Northeast in 2012 because of the amount of capacity and miles added in the region. Capital expenditures in the region were $1.5 billion, the second highest level since 1997. Two northeast projects—the Appalachian Gateway Project and Sunrise Project—together cost $900 million dollars, and equaled about 50% of total U.S. pipeline investment in 2012.”