Del-Chesco United statement on DEPs action to allow construction to continue.

For Immediate Release: February 8, 2018 Contact: Caroline Hughes, del.chesco.united@gmail.com, 484-883-1156

Governor Wolf, PA-DEP Greenlight Mariner East Construction Fail to Assess Safety Risks to Children and Seniors

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Governor Wolf’s Department of Environmental Protection, announced today that Sunoco would be allowed to continue construction of its troubled Mariner East pipeline after payment of a fine of $12.6 million for prior notices of violation. The pipeline permits had been suspended on January 3, 2018 due to repeated, willful and egregious violations of state law and permit conditions, including a number of instances of water contamination.

“Del-Chesco United is deeply concerned that this project has once again been given the green light without assessing the potential risks to our communities,” said Caroline Hughes, spokesperson for Del-Chesco United for Pipeline Safety. “Governor Wolf and the DEP continue to prioritize Sunoco’s profits over the health, safety, and welfare of Pennsylvanians. Residents are both outraged and activated, and we will continue to hold Governor Wolf accountable.”