Harrisburg, State Senator Andy Dinniman
State Senator Andy Dinniman, who brought an official complaint and emergency petition to halt all three pipelines before the PUC, called the decision a “mixed bag.”
“I don’t understand why the PUC would affirm some of the public safety issues at stake involving the construction of Mariner East 2 and 2X, but completely ignore others involving Mariner East 1,” Dinniman said. “After all, that’s the one that potentially presents the most immediate danger to my constituents.
“I’ll be thoroughly reviewing the final order with my staff and attorney as we explore any and all options moving forward,” he added. “The bottom line is our position has not changed. We continue to have very real and significant concerns regarding the stability of Mariner East 1 – an 87-year-old pipeline carrying highly volatile natural gas liquids within close proximity of schools, playgrounds, senior care facilities, neighborhoods, a library, shopping mall, and rail line, to name just a few.”