PA Big Green Groups Attack DEP (Again) re Mariner East 2 Pipeline

In August Energy Transfer’s Sunoco Logisitics unit struck a deal with the devil–the devil being the Philadelphia-based Clean Air Council, THE Delaware Riverkeeper and Mountain Watershed Association–in a move to lift a ban on underground horizontal directional drilling (HDD) for the Mariner East 2 NGL pipeline project (see Sunoco Strikes Deal with Devil, “Settles” with Anti Groups re ME2). The three Big Green groups, which are well funded by colluding leftist organizations, filed an appeal with the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board to block all ME2 HDD work following several drilling mud leaks, one of them fouling a water aquifer in Chester County (see Sunoco LP’s Generous Deal to Chester Co. Residents with Water Issues). The Hearing Board judge agreed and stopped all HDD work, temporarily (see PA Enviro Judge Puts 2-Week Pause on ME2 Pipeline Drilling). Following the devil deal, HDD work resumed on ME2. But since that time a few more minor leaks have happened, including a 50-gallon spill the Big Green groups used as a publicity stunt, pressuring the Dept. of Environmental Protection to take action (see PA DEP Says 3 ME2 Spills Violate Agreement with Big Green). These nefarious groups are at it again. This week they went back to the PA Environmental Hearing Board (a special court set up to hear appeals of DEP decisions) asking the Hearing Board to “make” the DEP rough up Sunoco for supposedly violating the terms of the devil agreement. It’s nothing more than ongoing agitation and bullying by Big Green…

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