Commissioners push PUC to keep Mariner East II shut down

WEST CHESTER — On Tuesday, The Chester County Commissioners issued a letter to  Rosemary Chiavetta, Secretary Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission asking that the commission uphold the current suspension of the Mariner East pipeline project Here is a copy of the letter the commissioners sent Tuesday to the PUC:

Corbin: Pipeline fines to be used for grant program

State Rep. Becky Corbin (R-155) Representative Becky Corbin (R-East Brandywine) Tuesday applauded the Department of Environment Protection (DEP) for developing a grant program with the $12.6-million fine assessed against Sunoco in February for permit violations during construction of Mariner East 2. The grant program, which will open on May 7, will fund projects that reduce or minimize pollution and...

PA18 will tell a lot about this fall’s elections

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The nation’s political junkies have their eyes focused on Western Pennsylvania and it may give us a hint about November, 2018 will look like. Money, media and focus have centered on the 18th District race, up Tuesday in a special election, outside of Pittsburgh, where Democrat Conor Lamb is at least within striking distance of Republican Rick Saccone. This matters...

PUC moves to shut down Mariner East I & II

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times State officials moved Wednesday to shut down two liquid natural gas pipelines — one still under construction — after it was determined that the construction work was causing sinkholes in West Whiteland. Use of the Mariner East I pipeline, in use since 1931, was halted Wednesday and construction on the Mariner East II pipeline was shutdown again by the state Public...

Wolf, DEP under fire for Mariner East 2 construction restart

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) moved Thursday to fine Sunoco Logistics — but also allow construction work on the controversial Mariner East 2 pipeline to resume, drawing fire to both DEP and Gov. Tom Wolf from local environmental groups and elected officials. DEP hit Sunoco with a $12.6 million civil penalty for permit violations related...

DEP halts Mariner East 2 pipeline construction

The troubled — and much protested — construction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline, which cuts through the heart of Chester County, was halted Wednesday morning by the state Department of Environmental Protection, just days after local residents and officials mounted calls to stop the project. According to a statement issued Wednesday morning by DEP, the agency has issued an order suspending the construction...

County to hold pipeline safety meeting, Aug. 2

The Chester County Commissioners and County Director of Emergency Services will host a public meeting to present the County’s comprehensive preparedness plans in the event of a pipeline-related emergency incident. The public meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 and will be held in the auditorium of Lionville Middle School, 550 W. Uwchlan Avenue in Exton.

Letter: We can build a safe pipeline

To The Editor, I have been a resident of West Goshen Township for 20 years and a resident of West Chester Borough the 24 years prior. I recently attended the township meeting in West Goshen regarding the Mariner East project that was held at East High School. The ultimate concern of myself, my friends, and my neighbors, is the safety of the pipeline and the pumping station.