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