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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.

Workers installing the Mariner East 2 pipeline August 22, 2018 in Lebanon County. Energy Transfer Partners, parent company of Sunoco Logistics, had told investors that the line would be operational by the end of September. But regulatory issues have held it up.

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

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

Drilling on shaky ground: Why Chester County’s DA is investigating the Mariner East pipeline project

StateImpact Pennsylvania reporter Susan Phillips discusses the Mariner East project’s problems, and how a pipeline explosion in western Pennsylvania led District Attorney Tom Hogan to take a hard look at a pipeline in his own backyard.

By Staff

In this Aug. 1, 2018 photo shown on the former grounds of Naval Air Warfare Center Warminster is the Ann's Choice Retirement Community and the Warminster Community Park in Warminster, Pa. In Warminster and surrounding towns in eastern Pennsylvania, and at other sites around the United States, the foams once used routinely in firefighting training at military bases contained per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. EPA testing between 2013 and 2015 found significant amounts of PFAS in public water supplies in 33 U.S. states. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Updated: February 15, 2019 | 4:43 pm

Pa. to begin its own process of setting health limit for two PFAS chemicals

As EPA launches national PFAS plan, Pennsylvania says its people ‘can’t wait’ for federal government
By Jon Hurdle and Susan Phillips

The site of the Revolution Pipeline explosion that occurred in September 2018.
Updated: February 8, 2019 | 4:13 pm

PA DEP halts new pipeline permits for Mariner East, cites ongoing violations with Revolution pipeline

The DEP says Energy Transfer, which is the parent company of Sunoco, failed to fix problems after an explosion rocked Beaver County in September.

By Susan Phillips

A view of the Delaware River from Milford, Pa. The  Delaware River Basin Commission has proposed a fracking ban in the basin, but New Jersey's governor wants the commission to ban related activities as well.

New Jersey governor: Ban fracking, all related activities in Delaware River Basin

New prohibitions would be a big victory for environmentalists and residents who have been campaigning for them for years.

By Tom Johnson, NJ Spotlight

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

To help deal with Chester County sinkhole, Sunoco removes product from 44 miles of pipeline

No natural gas liquids are flowing in Mariner East 1 anywhere in Pennsylvania, PUC says
By Jon Hurdle

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.
Updated: January 22, 2019 | 10:12 am

Sunoco to ‘purge’ part of Mariner East 1 after new sinkhole opens at Lisa Drive

Sinkholes in early 2018 exposed a section of Mariner East 1, prompting a Public Utility Commission administrative law judge to shut down the pipe and halt construction of two new lines, citing an “imminent risk” to the public. 

By Jon Hurdle

The Delaware River on the Pennsylvania side at the Delaware Water Gap.

‘Reviving the River’ series: Which streams in the Delaware Watershed are too dirty for swimming and fishing?

The WHYY series explores the death and rebirth of the Delaware River, chronicling how it transformed from a ‘stinky ugly mess to a year-round attraction.’

By Evan Bowen-Gaddy, WHYY
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