PA Judge Rejects Antis’ Final, Desperate Attempt to Stop ME2 Pipe

As we reported earlier this week, Sunoco Logistics Partners has begun active construction activities related to building the twin Mariner East 2 pipelines (see Mariner East 2 Pipeline Constructions Begins Across PA). Last week the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) gave its final approval for the project (see Finally! PA DEP Issues Final Permits for Mariner East 2 Pipeline). It didn’t take long for a coordinated attack from the the enviro left–THE Delaware Riverkeeper, the Philadelphia-based Clean Air Council and the Mountain Watershed Association (see Maya & Friends Sue (Once Again) to Stop Mariner East 2 Pipe). Their efforts failed when a judge rejected a last-minute plea to stop construction (see Last Minute Attacks Fail to Stop Mariner East 2 Pipeline Progress). However, Maya & Friends went back to the judge, claiming there was “new” information, and would he ‘pretty please’ reconsider? Yesterday the judge said “no” to reconsidering. Apparently the attempt to shove a binder full of BS in front of the judge didn’t have the desired effect…

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