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2022 News

Energy Transfer held criminally responsible for damage from Mariner East pipeline construction
08/05/2022, StateImpact PA

Mariner East gas pipeline developer pleads no contest in pollution cases
08/05/2022, Associated Press

Sunoco misses cleanup deadline at Marsh Creek State Park; local lawmakers call for action
08/03/2022, Daily Local News

Pennsylvania fines Sunoco Pipeline for Mariner East violations in Delco
06/16/2022, Philadelphia Inquirer

Mariner East has sparked a boom in fracked gas exports from Philly region
05/08/2022, Philadelphia Inquirer

Pipeline builder in Pennsylvania failed to safeguard residents
03/11/2022, StateImpact PA

Construction wraps on problem-plagued Mariner East pipeline
02/17/2022, The Philadelphia Inquirer

PUC Invites Public Comments on Enhancements to Regulations for Petroleum and Hazardous Liquids Pipelines
02/12/2022, Pennsylvania Bulletin

Busted Mariner East pipe dug up in East Goshen
02/04/2022, Daily Local News

2021 News

YEAR IN REVIEW: Mariner East pipeline work continues despite protests and lawsuits
12/28/2021, Daily Local News

Mariner East pipeline is set to be completed after years of environmental damage and delays
12/24/2021, StateImpact PA

Wolf Administration Requires Sunoco to Restore Lake at Marsh Creek State Park in Chester County
12/06/2021, PA Press Release

A PUC Directs Sunoco Pipeline to take Public Safety Actions in Response to Complaint Case Involving Mariner East Pipelines
11/18/2021, PA PUC Press Release

PA charges Energy Transfer with environmental crimes over Mariner East pipeline project
10/05/2021, Daily Local News

Chester County Commissioners Want Emergency Pipeline Plans
8/18/2021, Daily Local News

Chester County Seeks Consultant to Develop Specialized Pipeline Hazard Emergency Plan
8/16/2021, Chester County Press Release

Residents outline pipeline concerns to Chester County Officials
7/22/2021, Daily Local News

Chester County officials call for pipeline shutdown
7/20/2021, Daily Local News

Mariner East 2 pipeline in West Goshen develops small leak; evacuations not ordered
6/03/2021, Daily Local News

US pipelines ordered to increase cyber defenses after hack
5/27/2021, Daily Local News

FBI names pipeline cyberattackers as company promises return
5/10/2021, Daily Local News

Pipeline hit by cyberattack could be back by weeks end
5/10/2021, Daily Local News

After pipeline cyberextortion attempt, gasoline prices tick higher
5/10/2021, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Sunoco failed to disclose some risks of Mariner East pipeline, was 'negligent' in response to concerns, judge rules
4/27/2021, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Supreme Court Notebook: David faces Goliaths over pipeline
4/23/2021, Associated Press

Chester County DA to Sunoco Pipeline: No more Mariner East nuisances, or else
4/22/2021, The Philadelphia Inquirer,

Chester County District Attorney files civil action against Mariner East pipeline
4/22/2021, Daily Local News

PUC judge orders Sunoco to improve its public safety guidance, and pipeline safety, on ME project
4/14/2021, StateImpact PA

Amid lawsuits, Delaware River Basin Commission makes fracking ban permanent
2/25/2021, Philadelphia Inquirer

Agency permanently bans fracking near Delaware River
2/25/2021, Daily Local News

PennEast Pipeline Gets High Court Hearing on Land-Use Rights
2/3/2021, PA Environmental Hearing Board

2020 News

Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board's Opinion on Sunoco DEP Appeal
12/16/2020, PA Environmental Hearing Board

Sunoco Pipeline's plans to cut Mariner East through a Delco apartment complex arouses protests
11/26/2020, Philadelphia Inquirer

Sunoco wants to block order to reroute Mariner East pipeline away from Chester's Marsh Creek Lake
10/26/2020, Philadelphia Inquirer

Secrecy law for Pa. utilities gets boost in court ruling sidelining public records agency
10/23/2020, Philadelphia Inquirer

Whistleblower claims Mariner East construction lacks proper safety measures related to sinkholes, subsidence
10/07/2020, State Impact PA

Trench digging for pipeline wins approval rather than HDD
09/24/2020, Daily Local News

Pennsylvania DEP orders Sunoco to reroute mariner East 2 pipeline after spill into Marsh Creek Lake
09/11/2020, Philadelphia Inquirer

PA issues a new round of penalties against Sunoco Pipeline for Mariner East mishaps
08/21/2020, Philadelphia Inquirer

Lawmakers call for Mariner East license to be revoked
08/19/2020, Daily Local News

Chester County Commissioners urge Wolf to shut down pipeline construction
08/17/2020, Daily Local News

Dignitaries visit site of drilling mud spill at Marsh Creek Lake
08/14/2020, Daily Local News

Officials claim pipeline workers breached aquifer at Shoen Road in Chester County
08/14/2020, Daily Local News

More Mariner East pipeline-related sinkholes in the region
07/21/2020, Daily Local News

Mariner East pipeline leaked drilling fluid into Marsh Creek Lake, say environmental groups
08/11/2020, Philadelphia Inquirer

More Mariner East pipeline-related sinkholes in the region
07/21/2020, Daily Local News

Pipeline Safety Investigation Under Way Involving Subsidence Incidents in West Whiteland Township, Chester County 07/17/2020, PA PUC Press Release

Chester County commissioners sent a letter to state officials Monday asking that Energy Transfer Partners not be given special treatment
04/15/2020, Daily Local News

State: Waivers for work on Mariner East pipeline awarded in error
04/09/2020, Daily Local News

Pennsylvania is allowing some Mariner East pipeline construction to continue despite the coronavirus shutdown
03/26/2020, Philadelphia Inquirer

Mariner East construction back on after waiver requests approved
03/25/2020, StateImpact PA

Pipeline basic maintenance ongoing
03/25/2020, Daily Local News

Mariner East construction back on after waiver requests approved
03/25/2020, State Impact

West Whiteland Oks around-the-clock pipeline drilling
03/06/2020, Daily Local News

PA approves $200,000 fine and order "remaining life" study of Sunoco ME1 pipeline
02/27/2020, Philadelphia Inquirer

Hearing on Mariner East 2 scam continued until April 2
02/20/2020, Daily Local News

Pipeline construction can continue after appeals court ruling
02/19/2020, Daily Local News

Judge denies Chesco's request for injunction to halt pipeline work
01/23/2020, Daily Local News

Sunoco responds to county pipeline injunction request
01/22/2020, Daily Local News

Chester County seeks injunction to halt pipeline construction at 2 sites
01/19/2020, Daily Local News

Commissioners File Injunction Against Sunoco to Prevent Construction on County Property
01/17/2020, Chester County Government News

Energy Transfer to pay another $2M fine for Mariner East spills
01/17/2020, Daily Local News

Lawmakers want pipeline opponents to be heard
01/09/2020, Daily Local News

Pipeline gets new life
01/07/2020, Daily Local News

2019 News

Mariner East pipeline employees, contractors illegally paid state constables in "buy-a-badge scheme," DA says

FBI now investigating the way in which Pennsylvania approved Mariner East pipeline

Shut down Mariner East, pipeline foes implore Pennsylvania agency

Several Chester, Delaware County residents urge PUC judge to shut down Mariner East pipelines, citing fears of leak or explosion
10/23/2019, StateImpact PA

PA Public Utilities Commissioners welcome Ralph Yanora
10/23/2019, PA PUC Press Release

New federal pipeline safety rules draw praise from industry, scorn from critics
10/17/2019, StateImpact PA

Upper Bucks township loses appeal against Adelphia Gateway pipeline

Sunoco still needs DEP approvals to restart pipeline work at Lisa Drive, Chester County
09/25/2019, StateImpact PA

Chester County amps up pressure on Sunoco, calls Mariner East pipeline a nuisance

Comments on PUC Pipeline Safety Proposal Urge Stricter Oversight
09/19/2019, Shale Gas Knowledge Hub *note this article contains a link to all comments submitted to the PUC

Court ruling clears way for Mariner East construction to restart at West Whiteland
09/17/2019, StateImpact PA

State senator doesn't have legal standing to block Sunoco's Mariner East construction, Pa. court says

Mariner East pipeline hit with $319,000 in fines for Pennsylvania violations

Gov. Wolf visits pipeline construction site in Chesco
08/23/2019, The Phoenix Reporter

Down the Pipeline: Downstream Potential in Pennsylvania
08/08/2019, Shale Gas Knowledge Hub (Washington & Jefferson College Center for Energy Policy and Management)

PUC launches review of safety regulations on hazardous liquids pipelines
06/15/2019, StateImpact PA

Council approves $60 million LNG plant in South Philly over climate activist opposition
06/13/2019, Philadelphia Inquirer

As Adelphia pipeline clears hurdles, Bucks officials raise zoning concerns

Federal pipeline safety regulators issue warning on floods and subsidence
05/21/2019, StateImpact PA

Another Pipeline Incident, this time in East Goshen Twp.

Sunoco buys two Chester County homes along Mariner East pipeline

Sunoco buys two homes at Chester County site of Mariner East 2-related sinkhole
04/29/2019, StateImpact PA

Suburban Philadelphia state senators seek answers from DEP chief over Mariner East pipeline
04/26/2019, StateImpact PA

PUC defers action on request to lift injunction for Mariner East 2 pipeline construction in Chester County because of court appeal
04/25/2019, PA PUC Press Release

Sinkhole opens up along ME2 route in Delaware County; no leaks or injuries
04/25/2019, StateImpact PA

Mariner East 1 pipeline back in service after sinkholes forced two shutdowns

Sunoco to restart Mariner East 1 pipeline after agreeing to new safety measures
04/21/2019, StateImpact PA

Chester County sues Sunoco over Mariner East pipeline

Mariner East: Sunoco proposes $200K fine, "remaining life" study of leaky 88-year old pipeline

Sunoco agrees to settlement, including more safety inspections, with PUC investigators after Mariner East 1 leak
04/04/2019, StateImpact PA

Higher operating pressure prompts new safety concerns over Sunoco's Mariner East 2X pipeline
03/21/2019, StateImpact PA

Crews investigate possible gasoline leak from Sunoco pipeline near Reading
03/18/2019, StateImpact PA

Pennsylvania launches criminal investigation into Mariner East pipeline project

Chester County investigation of pipeline builder Energy Transfer now includes grand jury
03/05/2019, StateImpact PA

Mariner East pipeline target of possible Chester County Commissioners legal action

Mariner East 2 construction to restart in West Whiteland
02/28/2019, StateImpact PA

PUC Seeks to at least double pipeline safety inspectors over next 5 years
02/25/2019, PA Environmental Digest

PA halts permits for Texas-based pipeline company building Marnier East
02/09/2019, Daily Local News

PA suspends review of permit applications for pipeline company

PA DEP halts new pipeline permits for Mariner East, cites ongoing violations with Revolution pipeline
02/08/2019, StateImpact PA

Department of Environmental Protection Issues Hold on All Energy Transfer Clean Water Permit Approvals and Modifications Due to Non-Compliance
02/08/2019, PA DEP Press Release

PUC Seeks school evacuation drills on pipeline route
02/01/2019, StateImpactPA

PUC Update on Investigation Involving Mariner East 1 Pipeline
1/24/2019, PA PUC

Sunoco to "purge" part of Mariner East 1 after new sinkhole opens at Lisa Drive
1/21/2019, StateImpactPA

Another sinkhole appears in Chester County neighborhood, exposing Mariner East pipeline

Fracking firms in PA are getting billed for millions in impact fees