Chester County

  • Pennsylvania Halts Construction of Mariner East 2 Pipeline

    January 10, 2018
    Harrisburg, PA – On January 3, Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued an Administrative Order halting all construction of the Mariner East 2 Pipeline. The natural gas liquids pipeline is being constructed by Sunoco Logistics, who in 2017 completed their corporate merger with Energy…...
  • Judge Orders Halt To Horizontal Drilling For Mariner East 2 Pipeline

    July 26, 2017
    Harrisburg, PA – On Tuesday, July 25, a judge on Pennsylvania’s Environmental Hearing Board ordered a temporary stop to all horizontal drilling operations underway to construct the Mariner East 2 pipeline. The ruling against Sunoco Logistics (which recently merged with Energy Transfer Partners) was issued…...
  • Sunoco Faces Backlash After Repeated Pipeline Drilling Spills

    July 18, 2017
    West Whiteland Township, PA – Construction of the Mariner East 2 natural gas liquids pipeline faces several new obstacles as local authorities and the public respond to a series of drilling accidents. Sunoco/Energy Transfer Partners recently voluntarily stopped construction in certain areas where horizontal directional…...
  • Drilling for Mariner East 2 Pipeline Contaminates Drinking Water

    July 11, 2017
    West Whiteland Township, PA – Residents along the construction route of Sunoco/Energy Transfer Partners’ Mariner East 2 pipeline are reporting contamination in their water after pipeline drilling accidents led to a chemical slurry compromising a well, which then tainted another well and several aquifers. Over…...
  • “We’ve Got No Choice”: Interview with Elise Gerhart of Camp White Pine

    July 4, 2017
    Huntingdon County, PA – In May, Unicorn Riot visited Camp White Pine, a direct action encampment on the Gerhart family’s property in the hills of Huntingdon County, PA. Several tree-sits currently sit on the easement for the Mariner East 2 pipeline, where Sunoco has claimed…...