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The proposed PennEast pipeline would pass through the fields of the Christman farm, seen from the intersection of Station Street and Pohopoco Drive in Lehighton.
Updated: August 14, 2018 | 9:40 am

FERC sued over PennEast approval after denying rehearing requests

Environmental groups say regulator failed to consider climate impacts and need for pipeline
By Jon Hurdle

Sunoco's Mariner East 2 pipeline construction on Pennell Road in Middletown Township. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

PUC allows restart of Mariner East 2 construction in parts of Chester County

The agency agreed to have Sunoco continue construction at eight of 12 locations, where a judge halted work due to public safety and environmental concerns.

By Susan Phillips

Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline construction in Lancaster County.

Construction on the Mariner East 2 pipeline has faced myriad problems, including damaged water supplies and sinkholes in a residential neighborhood in Chester County.

DEP reaches settlement with environmental groups over Mariner East 2 pipeline

The agency is agreeing to do more to enhance public participation around pipeline projects
By Marie Cusick

The Horsham Air Guard Station in Bucks County, Pa. where the use of PFAS chemicals in firefighting foam has been linked with contamination of local water supplies.

EPA urged to set national standards to protect public health from PFAS chemicals

The agency held a public event north of Philadelphia in a community where elevated levels of the toxic chemical have been found. Several people said the federal government needs to take more action than it has so far.

By Jon Hurdle

Fishermen share a caught catfish at Pier 60 on the Delaware waterfront, near Tasker Street, in South Philadelphia, PA, on May 12, 2018. (Bastiaan Slabbers/for WHYY)
Updated: July 21, 2018 | 8:41 am

New Jersey issues first advisories for consumption of fish containing PFAS chemicals

State scientists recommend health limits for 12 species
By Jon Hurdle

Little Blue Run coal ash pond, on the Pennsylvania-West Virginia border.

Trump administration rolls back coal ash rules aimed at groundwater protection

States may be able to stop monitoring at some sites, and power plants have more time to close leaking ash ponds.

By Reid Frazier

The Mariner East 1 natural gas liquids pipeline has been exposed in a creek near a housing development in Uwchlan Township, Chester County.
Updated: July 20, 2018 | 1:48 pm

Sunoco: Exposed pipe in Uwchlan Township is inactive, not Mariner East 1

A township supervisor said Thursday that a township engineer had confirmed the line was part of Mariner East 1. But Sunoco said today that the line was taken out of service in 2015.

By Jon Hurdle

FILE PHOTO: Cheswick Generating Station in Springdale, Pa.

With policy change, nearly a third of Pennsylvanians live in ‘environmental justice’ areas

Applications for certain things in environmental justice areas — like landfills or coal mines — are on a “trigger permit list” and get more scrutiny from the state Department of Environmental Protection. 

By Marie Cusick

A sign marks the path of the Mariner East 1 pipeline through Chester County.
Updated: July 17, 2018 | 4:13 pm

Independent study examining public safety risks of Mariner East pipelines

Community group commissions ‘quantitative risk analysis’ after county council deadlocks on proposal
By Jon Hurdle
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