Mariner East: Separating Truth from Myth

For Immediate Release

Middletown Coalition for Community Safety

Media contact: middletowncoalition@gmail.com – (484) 441-3308

Sunoco’s “Mariner East” Flyer Increases Community Concerns: Public Safety Risks, Impaired Property Values, Private Property Rights at Forefront of Debate

MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP, Pennsylvania, July 3, 2017—Just before this holiday weekend, Sunoco distributed a flyer in Chester and Delaware county purporting to help residents separate “fact” from “fiction.” The Middletown Coalition for Community Safety (MCCS) believes the flyer may have been prepared by Sunoco’s public relations firm The Bravo Group, whose stated “goal” is to help Sunoco “neutralize opposition.” MCCS believes it is important to correct the misinformation distributed by Sunoco in this flyer.

Sunoco Myth #1: “The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission and other government agencies strictly regulate the manufacturing, construction and operation of Sunoco Pipelin