PA DEP Tells Mariner East 2 to Correct “Significant Deficiencies”

Mariner East 2
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John Hohenstein, the head honcho for dams, waterways and wetlands with the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) sent a strongly-worded missive (21 pages long, full copy below) to Matthew Gordon, principle engineer and project manager for Sunoco Logistics’ Mariner East 2 pipeline project last week. The letter was an assessment of Mariner East 2’s application with the state to cross numerous waterways and swamps as it is (mostly) built next to existing pipelines and stretches across 17 PA counties, spanning the state. In the letter Hohenstein tells Gordon there are “significant technical deficiencies” in the application, and unless those deficiencies are addressed by November 7, Sunoco can kiss stream-crossing approval goodbye…

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