ME2 Begins Building Pipeline in Lancaster County, PA

Click for larger version – Clay & West Cocalico in northern tip

Mariner East 2 (ME2), Sunoco Logistics Partner’s 350-mile NGL (natural gas liquids) pipeline that will run from Eastern Ohio to the Marcus Hook refinery near Philadelphia, has begun construction in northern Lancaster County, PA. Currently the work is getting done in the townships of Clay and West Cocalico. Which is great news. Here’s the even bigger news, that most mainstream news outlets are not reporting: “Officials for the two townships…[said] the pipeline faced no opposition.” Huh. Who woulda thunk? Lancaster County, home of the nutjobs who have threatened to establish an eco-terror camp to block Williams’ natural gas pipeline called Atlantic Sunrise–and yet with ME2, an NGL pipeline, no opposition. Nothing. Of course there are still pockets of resistance to ME2 (see today’s lead story about the eco-terrorists in Huntingdon County). But perhaps lack of opposition to ME2 in Lancaster County is a sign that Big Green is running out of steam (or money to pay protesters)…

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