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Ginny Kerslake, an anti-pipeline activist, urged Gov. Tom Wolf to halt construction of the Mariner East pipelines.
Updated: September 19, 2019 | 3:06 pm

Court ruling clears way for Mariner East construction to restart at West Whiteland

PUC will have to lift injunction that blocked work at Chester County site, lawyers say
By Jon Hurdle

Crews work at the site of a sinkhole along the Mariner East pipeline route near the Pennsylvania State Police barracks on Route 1 in Delaware County on Thursday, April 25, 2019. Pipeline builder Sunoco said no pipelines were exposed and that the sinkhole was contained.

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.

Federal appeals court strikes blow to PennEast pipeline project

The Third Circuit decision blocks PennEast from condemning state-owned land in New Jersey
By Susan Phillips

Rosemary Fuller, an anti-pipeline activist, urged Gov. Tom Wolf to halt construction of the Mariner East pipelines.
Updated: August 26, 2019 | 10:08 am

Wolf tells pipeline activists he won’t shut down Mariner East

Gov. Tom Wolf met Chester County residents at a pipeline construction site. After one resident expressed concerns about pipeline safety, Wolf said, “I fully agree that we should do a better job but we disagree on whether we should keep doing this or not.”

By Jon Hurdle

A sinkhole that opened up in January was surrounded by orange plastic fencing outside a suburban home at Lisa Drive in West Whiteland Township, Chester County.

Chester County DA files charges against two Sunoco security guards

Hogan says constables overstepped their bounds when patrolling a suburban development
By Jon Hurdle

Sunoco's Boot Road station, site of what the company called a 'backfire on a flare stack' Aug. 5 that residents said sounded like an explosion.
Updated: August 9, 2019 | 7:59 am

Pipeline experts say vapor buildup likely led to explosion at Chester County pump station

It looks like pilot light ignited excess hydrocarbons when it was re-lit, experts say
By Jon Hurdle

Sunoco's Boot Road station, site of what the company called a 'backfire on a flare stack' Aug. 5 that residents said sounded like an explosion.
Updated: August 6, 2019 | 5:11 pm

Sunoco says Mariner East 2 system ‘backfired’ during maintenance but no risk to public

Resident reports loud explosion; company says no liquids leaked from line
By Jon Hurdle

The Andover estate in Thornbury Township, Delaware County, along the route of the Mariner East 2 pipeline which began operating on Dec. 29. A valve site for the pipeline is in the center of the picture.

Delaware County pipeline foe thought he’d get PUC information on Mariner East risk. But now he’ll have to fight for it in court

The state’s open records office ruled some documents related to a ‘blast radius’ or ‘buffer zone’ should be public. But the Public Utility Commission is asking Commonwealth Court to agree that the data should stay private.

By Jon Hurdle

Mariner East 2 pipeline construction in Delaware County. The project spans multiple counties, including neighboring Chester and Berks.

Landowner sues Sunoco, saying horizontal drilling for Mariner East contaminated his water well

Soil disturbance caused e. coli to leak into water supply, resulting in illness, lawsuit says
By Jon Hurdle

A fire burns at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery hours after a series of early morning explosions at the 150-year-old industrial complex at 3100 W. Passyunk Ave. on June 21.
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