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An environmental clean-up crew works to remove gasoline fuel from an ETP pipeline spill in Darby creek in Tinicum Township, Pa. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

Federal pipeline safety regulators issue warning on floods and subsidence

The PHMSA advisory bulletin says pipeline incidents caused by erosion have increased in the eastern U.S.
By Susan Phillips

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.
Updated: May 2, 2019 | 5:40 pm

Chester County state representative faces backlash for bringing Nazis into pipeline debate

Danielle Friel Otten said she wasn’t comparing pipeline workers to Nazis. Many others say that’s what she did. She apologized on Thursday.

By Katie Meyer

In this file photo, Mariner East 2 pipeline construction crews work in the backyards of homes on Lisa Drive in West Whiteland Township, Chester County, on May 2, 2018 after sinkholes opened in the area. That caused one of the ME2 project's many delays.
Updated: April 30, 2019 | 11:48 am

Sunoco buys two homes at Chester County site of Mariner East 2-related sinkhole

State and county documents show company paid $400,000 each for properties
By Jon Hurdle

A sign on the side of a barn on Riegelsville Road in Holland Township, New Jersey, shows local opposition to the PennEast pipeline.

NJ finds nine potential historic sites in PennEast pipeline’s path. They could be the project’s latest hurdle

19th-century structures need to be studied, historic preservation officer says
By Nicholas Pugliese, WHYY

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 said there were no leaks and no pipelines were exposed.
Updated: April 25, 2019 | 2:54 pm

Sinkhole opens up along ME2 route in Delaware County; no leaks or injuries

Sunoco says hole has been filled and pipeline operations continue
By Jon Hurdle

Mariner East 2 pipeline construction in Delaware County. The project spans multiple counties, including neighboring Chester and Berks.
Updated: April 4, 2019 | 2:59 pm

Sunoco agrees to settlement, including more safety inspections, with PUC investigators after Mariner East 1 leak

If approved, company will pay $200,000 fine and step up safety inspections of ageing pipeline
By Jon Hurdle

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.

Chester County plaintiffs settle class-action suit with Sunoco over Mariner East

Company denied claims of negligence during pipeline construction at Lisa Drive
By Jon Hurdle

Amanda Vendetti of Tullytown and other Lower Bucks County residents line up to ask questions of DEP officials about a toxic waste recycling and storage facility proposed for Falls Township, Pa.

Crews worked on Monday Jan. 21 to stabilize a new sinkhole that opened up at Lisa Drive, a suburban development in West Whiteland Township, Chester County where Sunoco operates its Mariner East pipelines.

Mariner East 2 construction to restart in area of Chester County where water damage occurred

Drilling for the pipeline along Shoen Road in West Whiteland Township destroyed private drinking water wells nearby
By Susan Phillips

Energy Transfer, the parent company of Mariner East 2 pipeline builder, Sunoco, works at Snitz Creek in West Cornwall Township, Lebanon County after a drilling mud spill during the summer.

Energy Transfer CEO: ‘We’ve made mistakes’ in building Mariner East

The company vowed not to make those mistakes again. But critics of the project in southeastern Pennsylvania said it’s too late for the people who are living near the pipelines.

By Jon Hurdle
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