Sunoco Pipeline LP, the developer of a multi-billion-dollar pipeline that traverses southern Pennsylvania should have done more to protect the safety of more than 200 residents of an apartment complex.
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People living near Mariner East pipeline say they see work continuing — even though company says construction is finished
The company says the ongoing work isn’t construction — but people who have experience with the pipeline don’t trust the company.
The completion was welcomed by building trades looking to boost jobs, but dreaded by those living with an operating pipeline in their backyards.
Construction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline was paused after Sunoco spilled thousands of gallons of drilling mud into Marsh Creek Lake in the summer of 2020.
Mariner East pipeline is set to be completed in 2022, after years of environmental damage and delays
More than 120 environmental violations and $20M-plus in fines and assessments pushed the project more than two years past its original finish date.
At the heart of the Mariner East project’s construction incidents are people who watched in real time as Sunoco’s mistakes threatened places they love.
As part of the agreement with Pa. environmental regulators, Sunoco will be allowed to restart construction near Marsh Creek Lake State Park in Chester County.
An apartment complex’s owners say pipeline construction has threatened the health and safety of the residents.
Some Democrats call for halt to Mariner East following charges, but don’t expect action from legislature
Sen. Carolyn Comitta (D-Chester) joined eight other state lawmakers to call on the Wolf Administration to halt the Mariner East Pipeline project.
The company has already paid more than $20 million in fines for more than 120 violations of the state’s Clean Streams Law. That same law is the basis for the criminal charges announced Tuesday.