Sunoco Marnier East 2 releases January 2019 newsletter
On January 30, 2019 Sunoco released its latest community newsletter. This newsletter and previous editions can be viewed on the Mariner East Project Page.
Chester County Commissioners submit letter to the PA PUC regarding Sunoco
On Friday January 25, 2019, the Chester County Commissioners submitted a letter to the PA PUC expressing growing concern with the lack of information and transparency being provided to the Department of Emergency Services and residents after repeated attempts of Chester County to obtain safety information relating to the Mariner East projects (specifically the most recent sinkhole) and not receiving the requested information from Energy Transfer Partners/Sunoco.
Rep. Comitta to co-host Q&A on Mariner East safety concerns
On January 31, 2019 State Representative Comitta and Sen. Tom Killion will hold a public Q&A session with state agencies on Mariner East safety concerns. The session will be held at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Fugett Middle School, 500 Ellis Lane, West Chester. View announcement
Adelphia Gateway Project — FERC Draft EA Released
On January 4, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued the Environmental Assessment for the Adelphia Gateway Project. The FERC Docket Number is CP18-46. For additional information see the Adelphia Gateway project page.
Chester County Commissioners write to PUC and PEMA requesting assistance regarding ME2
On December 11, 2018, the Chester County Board of Commissioners wrote to the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency requesting assistance from both agencies to review and provide observations of Sunoco's Hazard and Risk analysis, as well as to conduct a review of municipal and school emergency plans for those municipalities affected by the Mariner East 2 pipeline.
Nearly 600 linear miles of pipeline corridors cross Chester County's landscape. Many of these pipelines have been in place for decades but, more recently, the construction of new lines and upgrades to existing ones have increased in the county. Much of the pipeline activity is a result of the expansion of gas extraction in the Marcellus and Utica Shale regions. The increased extraction has, in turn, created a greater demand for pipeline capacity to transport the resulting products.
The Pipeline Information Center (PIC) was created to provide current information on pipelines and pipeline activity in Chester County. The Chester County Planning Commission maintains the Pipeline Information Center website and serves as the County's Point of Contact for interaction and information exchange with residents, landowners, operators, non-profits, and regulatory agencies. The website serves as a central location for information and updates on proposed and active pipeline projects. The Pipeline Information Center also supports pipeline safety and public awareness through a partnership with pipeline providers, regulators, and municipal governments.
The PIC is designed to address stakeholders' primary concerns and includes sections such as an interactive map that allows users to search for their location relative to nearby pipelines as well as other mapping information; pipelines in the news which includes articles about local pipeline projects; and active pipeline projects which provides information on current pipeline projects proposed in Chester County.
A full site index is available and provides a quick overview of the site's extensive contents.