PA DEP Begins Review of Mariner East 2 Pipe; August Hearings

Mariner East 2
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Seems like we’ve been talking about the Mariner East 2 pipeline proposed by Sunoco Logistics Partners, well, forever (see our list of ME2 stories here). Sunoco proposes to build a 350-mile natural gas liquids pipeline that will stretch from eastern Ohio to the Philadelphia area, bringing NGLs from Ohio and western Pennsylvania to the Marcus Hook refinery where those NGLs will get sent to both domestic and international customers. The project has faced stiff opposition and a number of lawsuits. Sunoco LP has had to file numerous eminent domain cases (some of which are still pending). Even though the project is opposed by radicals like THE Delaware Riverkeeper, it will get built–everyone knows it. And so the state Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) has launched a review of the project and will hold a series of public meetings in August for the project. Below is the DEP’s announcement about their review and details for the meetings–meetings where supporters need to show up and make their voices heard to drown out the naysayers…

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