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Chester County reaches consent decree for oversight of Mariner East pipeline builder

The novel use of the Pennsylvania Clean Streams law allows the county to now hold Energy Transfer accountable independent of DEP and the PUC.

By Susan Phillips

Updated: April 14, 2021 | 8:29 pm

PUC judge orders Sunoco to improve its public safety guidance, and pipeline safety, on Mariner East project

A judge found Sunoco in violation of rules around public safety communication, and ordered the company to bury some lines deeper. She did not halt operation of the lines.

By Susan Phillips

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U.S. Supreme Court to hear PennEast pipeline eminent domain case

PennEast wants the Supreme Court to overturn a federal appeals court ruling preventing the company from exercising eminent domain on NJ state lands.

By Susan Phillips

Charges dismissed in alleged Mariner East buy-a-badge scheme; Chester County residents push DA to re-file charges

District Attorney so far silent on whether she will re-file case against Energy Transfer employee
By Susan Phillips

EPA’s new rule limits states’ ability to regulate pipelines under the Clean Water Act

The EPA’s new rule reverses 50 years of practice regarding how states protect water supplies from large infrastructure projects.

By Susan Phillips

EPA relaxes enforcement because of COVID-19, but state and local governments do most oversight for major federal laws

Federal agency said new policy doesn't mean facilities can exceed allowed pollution limits
By Susan Phillips

Updated: March 25, 2020 | 10:45 pm

Mariner East construction back on after waiver requests approved

Wolf administration grants all of Energy Transfer's waiver requests
By Susan Phillips