Mariner East Newsroom
PA DEP Reaches Agreement Over Mariner East 2 Permits
Validates permits issued by the state regulatory body to Sunoco Pipeline; no changes to challenged permits
July 27, 2018 —We are pleased to confirm that the settlement agreement between the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) and the Clean Air Council, the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, and Mountain Watershed Association, Inc. has no impact on the Mariner East 2 or 2X pipeline projects, which are nearing completion.
From the outset, Sunoco Pipeline has maintained that the permits issued for the construction of ME2 and ME2X were properly and lawfully issued by PA DEP and fully protective of the environment. This has been continuously supported by nationally-recognized experts.
The appellants’ inability to identify a single expert on any of the issues they raised and the pending withdrawal of their appeal demonstrates once again that our position that the permits were lawfully issued has been confirmed.