Official Statement from MCCS in Response to DEP Permits
On February 13 the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection granted preliminary permits
While not unexpected, the Middletown Coalition for Community Safety is extremely disappointed to learn that DEP permits on Mariner East 2 were granted today. It is an affront to the citizens of Pennsylvania that pressure from the industry would lead to permit applications being approved while deficiencies remain. The public has been disenfranchised throughout the process, with no public comment period on the current application submission and no public hearing ever held in Delaware County, despite the fact that 11 1/2 miles of the proposed route traverse our communities. We continue to hold serious concerns for our public and private drinking water, as well for the safety of our communities. We hold Sunoco Logistics, the PADEP, and the Governor responsible for any and all risks to our communities from this proposed pipeline. MCCS remains committed to ensuring the safety of our communities where our elected officials have failed.