Today the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection lifted its temporary stoppage on the construction of Sunoco Logistics Mariner East 2 pipeline and levied a heavy fine on the company. The GAIN Coalition issued the following statement in response, which can be attributed to me, Craig Stevens, spokesman for the coalition.
“The GAIN Coalition is pleased that the Department of Environmental Protection and Sunoco were able to come to a relatively quick consent agreement that will let construction to restart on the Mariner East 2 pipeline. There are thousands of construction workers who have been sidelined during this work stoppage and they will now be able to get back to their jobs. Once completed, the ME2 pipeline will allow more of Pennsylvania’s energy to be developed paying dividends in Western Pennsylvania, while also leading to the creation of hundreds of permanent jobs in the Marcus Hook region, revitalizing that community in the Southeast. In short, completing this project will be a big step in securing Pennsylvania’s economic future and our nation’s energy security.”