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.

Read the PA DEP statement here.


Past news releases:

Mariner East Project to Generate Over $9 Billion in Economic Impacts in Pennsylvania, as Reported in New Study by Econsult Solutions, Inc.
Jan. 8, 2018

Sunoco Pipeline Trained More Than 750 First Responders in Pipeline Safety this Year Alone
Dec. 4, 2017

Redevelopment at Sunoco Partners’ Marcus Hook Industrial Complex Nets Nearly $5 Million in Annual Taxes for Chichester School District, Marcus Hook Borough and Delaware County
Oct. 26, 2017