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Landowners brace for eminent domain loss in PennEast pipeline cases

Albertine Anthony has been living in the same picturesque Carbon County farmhouse since she was born 93 years ago, and she’s not going anywhere even if PennEast builds a natural gas pipeline across her land. Anthony, a tiny figure with a slight stoop and a shock of white hair, was offered $37,000 by the company [...]

Chester County township adds to local challenges on Mariner East 2 siting

Chester County’s Uwchlan Township mounted the latest local challenge to Sunoco’s Mariner East 2 pipeline this week when its supervisors voted unanimously to enforce an ordinance that requires any hazardous liquids pipeline to be set back from buildings further than the distance currently under construction. The three-person board, elected last November on a platform of [...]

Mariner East 2 critics don’t trust DEP, Sunoco agreement to improve company’s record

Pennsylvania’s decision on Thursday to allow Sunoco to resume construction on the Mariner East 2 pipeline after a month-long shutdown failed to convince critics that the company will do so with any more respect for environmental regulations than they say it has had since starting the project a year ago. Despite the Department of Environmental [...]

Sunoco to resume work, pay $12.6 million for Mariner East 2 pipeline violations

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is issuing a $12.6 million civil penalty against Sunoco Pipeline, LLP  for permit violations related to the construction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline project. DEP suspended construction on the pipeline January 3 and directed the company to explain how it planned to prevent drilling mud spills – known as “inadvertent [...]

Landowners tear up PennEast leases as New Jersey shelves permit application

Landowners along the PennEast Pipeline route in Pennsylvania ceremonially ripped up leases on Friday, saying they will not agree to the company’s plans to build the pipeline on their land – at the price offered, or in some cases at any price. The event came the day after New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection wrote [...]

Mariner East 2: Texts raise questions about Wolf administration role in permitting process

A senior staffer for Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf asked the state’s chief environmental regulator not to send letters to Sunoco detailing problems with its permit applications for a controversial pipeline project until the governor was updated, according to text messages obtained through a lawsuit. The texts also show the official asking the state’s Department of Environmental Protection [...]

FERC approves PennEast, saying it would supply needed natural gas

Jon Hurdle / StateImpact PA Roy Christman (left) and William Kellner protested plans to build the PennEast natural gas pipeline at a FERC ‘listening session’ near Jim Thorpe, Pa. in 2016. FERC has now approved the project. The PennEast pipeline project took a step forward late Friday when federal regulators decided the company could start [...]

After new setback, Constitution Pipeline says it will fight FERC order

The builder of the proposed Constitution Pipeline from Pennsylvania to New York said it will ask the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to take another look at its recent ruling that upholds New York State’s denial of a water-quality permit for the troubled project. Constitution Pipeline said it will seek a rehearing or appeal FERC’s decision on [...]

Despite DEP order to halt Mariner East 2 construction, some work is still allowed

When Danielle Otten woke up Monday morning, she didn’t expect to see men working on the Mariner East 2 pipeline construction site that sits about 40 feet from her backyard, along Devon Drive in Uwchlan Township, Chester County. For one thing, work in the area had stalled after drilling dried up and damaged nearby water [...]

Top 10 things you need to know about Mariner East 2

Updated, 1:25 p.m. Jan. 3: The DEP has suspended all construction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline, citing permit violations. Original story: It’s 18 months behind its original schedule, and beset by lawsuits, drilling mud spills, damaged aquifers, a court order and angry residents. But Mariner East 2, the cross-state natural gas liquids pipeline, is [...]

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