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Mariner East 2 pipeline construction in Chester County
Updated: May 24, 2018 | 5:05 pm

Mariner East construction, operation halted again in Chester County

An administrative law judge said the project poses “an imminent risk to the public,” and more study is needed before construction can resume. Sunoco’s parent company ripped the decision as “a significant departure from the law.”

By Jon Hurdle

A sign on Riegelsville Road in Holland Township, New Jersey, shows local opposition to the PennEast pipeline. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

New Jersey asks appeals court to review FERC’s approval of PennEast pipeline

The state argues that FERC was wrong to give PennEast the certificate that has allowed it to file eminent domain suits against some 150 New Jersey landowners who have refused its offers of compensation for building the pipeline on their land.

By Jon Hurdle

Great egrets at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge in Philadelphia.

Spring birdsong could change with a changing climate

Insects and plants emerge in the spring based on temperature. But birds start to fly north based on the change in the amount of daylight. It’s a disconnect that threatens hundreds of species across North America.

By Susan Phillips

Mariner East 2 pipeline construction crews work in the backyards of homes on Lisa Drive in West Whiteland Township, Chester County, on May 2. Sinkholes that opened in the area prompted the state's Public Utility Commission to order that an existing pipeline nearby, the Mariner East 1, be shut down until it could be determined that the sinkholes didn't threaten its safety. PUC on May 3 approved a re-start of Mariner East 1.


Teenagers take turns jumping into the Musconetcong river just below the Asbury Mill Dam. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

A backhoe clears land for construction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline in Delaware County in early 2017.

From the porch of her Palmerton farmhouse, Albertine Anthony looks out on the rolling hills of lower Carbon County. She believes the PennEast pipeline's proposed route through her 124-acre farm threatens her water supply. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

A sign marks the path of the Mariner East 1 pipeline through Chester County.

Construction of Mariner East 2 in West Cornwall Township, Lebanon County.