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MCCS in the News

Pipeline opponents offer their own $10k reward for information on Mariner East vandalism

Stae Impact April 10, 2018

Two separate $10,000 rewards are now offered for information on who vandalized a backhoe and bulldozer last week in West Whiteland Township, Chester County. The damaged construction equipment belongs to Sunoco/Energy Transfer Partners, which is building the controversial Mariner East 2 pipeline through the township...



Sunoco, Activists Offer Competing Rewards for Info on Pipeline Vandal
Philadelphia Magazine, April 10, 2018

On Tuesday, the Middletown Coalition for Community Safety said it will offer a reward in the same amount — but for evidence that Sunoco (or an affiliate) damaged its own equipment and attempted to link the vandalism to pipeline opponents...






ME2 in the News

Fracking gas pipeline heralded by Ineos closed to prevent "catastrophe"

The Herald Scotland, April 14, 2018

 A FRACKING gas pipeline key to the “shale gas revolution” promised by Grangemouth petrochemical giant Ineos has been shut down by US safety regulators to prevent “catastrophic results impacting the public”...


“..there exists a clear and present danger to life or property”.

 “Permitting the continued flow of hazardous liquids through Mariner East 1 pipeline without proper steps to ensure the integrity of the pipeline could have catastrophic results impacting the public.”- PUC investigation 


Gov. Wolf should stop cozying up to Sunoco on Pa. pipeline project 

Philly Inquirer, April 9, 2018

... Sunoco’s Mariner East 2 pipeline has been a slow-motion disaster for communities across Pennsylvania, leaving many residents asking the same question: Where is Gov. Wolf? The answer, sadly, is simple: He’s siding with Sunoco Logistics and Energy Transfer Partners over the residents of the state. But pressure on him to stop the pipeline is building...



Sunoco, residents at odds over claim of new ‘sinkholes’ near pipeline construction in Edgmont

Daily Local News April 4, 2018

What appears to be several new sinkholes have appeared this week at the Sunoco Mariner East 2 construction site, which is bordered by a wetland. Pipeline trenching covers several backyards.


Sunoco spokesperson Lisa Dillinger disputed the residents’ claim of the sinkholes, instead saying the new holes are rodent holes...



Sunoco Offers to Relocate Residents While It Analyzes Sinkholes

Philly Inquirer News, April 3, 2018

Sunoco has offered to relocate the Chester County residents who have seen sinkholes open in their neighborhood during construction of the company’s Mariner East pipelines.



The compensation offer comes weeks after the Public Utility Commission shut down Sunoco’s Mariner East 1 Pipeline, claiming it posed a “catastrophic” risk to public safety after one of at least three sinkholes that opened along Lisa Drive in Exton exposed the bare pipeline. ...



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