Middletown Coalition for Community Safety (MCCS) is a nonpartisan grassroots group of parents and residents whose goal is to educate elected officials and the public regarding the risks associated with the proposed Mariner East 2 pipeline. The so-called proposed "ME2" pipeline is a hazardous, highly volatile liquids (HVL) pipeline slated to run through all of Middletown Township, Delaware County, a densely populated "high consequence" area. MCCS is working to ensure that area-specific impact studies are conducted and that emergency preparedness, notification, and evacuation plans are in place for all residents and schools in close proximity to any proposed high-pressure HVL line.
The MCCS steering board includes residents from Middletown Township, Upper Providence, Thornbury, and Westtown. The larger coalition group includes 1300 members from the municipalities listed above as well as many other Delaware and Chester County communities including Media Borough, Swarthmore, Nether Providence, Rose Valley, Aston, Brookhaven, East Goshen, and others.
The Coalition is working with Delaware County municipalities to adopt Resolutions of Concern and enact Pipeline Zoning Ordinances and is also working cross-country in collaboration with groups throughout the state that are concerned with public safety issues. In addition, the Coalition is working on the State and Federal level to secure proper regulation and oversight to ensure the health and safety of our communities.
Adopted unanimously by Delaware County Council on June 12, 2019, calling on Gov. Tom Wolf to issue an immediate moratorium on the operations of all current and proposed Sunoco hazardous, highly volatile liquids pipelines.