Antis’ Zoning Appeal re Mariner East Pump Stn in Lebanon “Moot”

Back in November MDN told you about anti-drillers in Lebanon County, PA who had succumbed to shiny object syndrome and transferred their irrational hatred of fossil fuels from the Williams Atlantic Sunrise pipeline project to the already-in-the-ground but getting repurposed Sunoco Logistics Mariner East pipeline (see New Target for Lebanon, PA Antis: Mariner East Pipeline). As part of converting Mariner East from an oil pipeline to flow natural gas liquids, including propane and ethane, from western PA to the Philadelphia area, some 31 pump and valve stations need to be constructed–one of them in West Cornwall in Lebanon County. Three local residents and an anti-drilling group called Concerned Citizens of Lebanon County filed an appeal with the zoning board to force the town to rescind permits they granted to allow the pump station (see Sunoco Presents on Mariner East Pump Station in Lebanon, PA). Last Thursday the West Cornwall Township Zoning Hearing Board declared “moot” that appeal. The anti-drillers are hopping mad…

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