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Articles posted in this section are provided for informational purposes only and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Chester County Planning Commission or the County of Chester.

2017 News

Pipeline agency fails to explain how it assesses risk, prioritizes inspections
09/21/17, StateImpact PA

Andover residents go to court to halt Mariner East 2 work
09/19/17, Delaware County Times

West Goshen presses pipeline issues
09/15/17, Daily Local News

Delaware River agency advances ban on shale-gas drilling
09/13/17, Philly.com

Agency overseeing Delaware River basin puts fracking ban on agenda
09/11/17, Philly.com

Pa. regulators approve permits for Atlantic Sunrise gas pipeline
Updated 08/31/17, pilly.com

Uwchlan Township Resolution May Give Municipality More Authority Over Future Pipelines
08/3017, Shale Gas Knowledge Hub (Washington & Jefferson College Center for Energy Policy and Management)

Chesco township plan would give municipalities more control over pipelines
08/25/17, State Impact PA

Sunoco resumes Mariner East 2 pipeline construction in East Goshen
08/24/17, Daily Local News

Mariner East 2 pipeline sparks concern
8/14/17, Daily Local News

Elected officials seek Sunoco’s assistance for training
8/14/17, Daily Local News

State gives OK to resume drilling for Sunoco pipeline
8/11/17, Daily Local News

Environmental groups say Sunoco pipeline settlement provides 'meaningful' public protections
08/09/17, philly.com

Pipeline protesters, state and Sunoco strike safe-drilling deal
8/9/17, Daily Local News

In draft deal, Sunoco agrees to new pipeline drilling conditions as groups withdraw court challenge
8/8/17, State Impact PA

Sunoco agrees to more oversight of its problematic pipeline
8/8/17, Philly.com

Fed court backs pipeline company’s right to use eminent domain to seize property - Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline
8/8/17, Delaware County Daily Times

After Sunoco pipeline drilling taints private Chester County wells, critics worry: What’s next?
8/5/17, Philadelphia Inquirer/Phill.com

Dinniman introduces legislative package on pipelines
8/5/17, Daily Local News

Senate approves Powelson nomination to FERC
8/4/17, Daily Local News

Residents fear 'catastrophic problem' with pipeline
8/3/17, Daily Local News

Sunoco officials respond to pipeline safety concerns
8/3/17, Daily Local News

Democratic lawmakers ask FERC to investigate Mariner East 2 pipeline builder
07-31-17, State Impact PA

Sunoco offers affected well owners along pipeline $60K; petition seeks to halt construction
07-27-17, Philly.com

Under mounting fire, Sunoco stands by safety of its pipeline
07-26-17, Delaware County Daily Times

Killion invites public to pipeline briefings
07-26-17, Daily Local News

Drilling Operations Halted on 350-Mile Sunoco Mariner East 2 Pipeline After Local Challenges
07-25-17, NBC 10

Judge halts Sunoco pipeline work in eastern Pennsylvania
07-25-17, 6 ABC

Judge Halts Sunoco Pipeline Construction Across Pennsylvania
07-25-17, CBS Philly

Middletown residents voice frustration with pipeline progress
07-25-17, Delaware County Daily Times

DEP Announces Accountability Actions for Mariner East 2 Violations, Environmental Hearing Board Issues Temporary Partial Halt to Drilling
07-25-17, PaDEP News Release

Judge shuts down all Mariner East 2 pipeline drilling across Pennsylvania
07-25-17, Daily Local News

Judge halts Mariner East 2 pipeline work in Chesco
07-25-17, Daily Local News

Judge halts Mariner East 2 construction in West Goshen Township
07-25-17, State Impact PA

Injunction Temporarily Halts Sunoco Pipeline Construction in West Goshen Township
07-25-17, NBC 10

Mariner East 2 ruling goes against Sunoco
07-25-17, Delaware County Daily Times

All eyes on Middletown tonight as residents expected to pepper council on pipeline concerns
07-23-17, Daily Local News

A fateful 2014 decision confounds foes of Sunoco’s Mariner East pipeline
07-23-17, Philadelphia Inquirer

Committa joins call for halt to pipeline construction
07-22-17, Daily Local News

DEP lists citations filed against pipeline
07-21-17, Delaware County Daily Times

Crowd packs Sunoco Mariner East 2 Pipeline meeting in West Goshen
07-20-17, Daily Local News

Editorial: Sunoco must move to ease public concerns
07-20-17, Daily Local News

Senator Dinniman: Halt pipeline drilling
07-18-17, Daily Local News

Leak at Sunoco pipeline site in Delaware County causes mud to flow into creek
07-18-17, NBC 10

State lawmakers want to beef up protections for pipeline neighbors
07-17-17, Daily Local News

Mariner East 2 pipeline won't affect homeowners insurance rates, expert says
07-15-17, Daily Local News

Dinniman calls for halt to all Mariner East 2 pipeline construction
07-15-17, Daily Local News

Sunoco halts drilling in Chester County where pipeline construction damaged drinking water wells
07-14-17, State Impact PA

Sunoco stops drilling until water issues are resolved
07-14-2107, Daily Local News

PUC declines to intervene in West Goshen pipeline dispute
07-12-17, Daily Local News

Sunoco to replace private well water with public supply in Chester County
07-11-17, State Impact PA

Sunoco agrees to extend public water to homes with tainted wells
07-11-17, Philly.com

Uwchlan charts a new roadmap for gas pipelines
07-11-17, Daily Local News

Sunoco responds after contaminating drinking water wells
07-11-17, Daily Local News

West Goshen fights Sunoco on construction of Mariner East 2 Pipeline
07-11-17, Daily Local News

Local officials press Sunoco Pipeline to address water problem
07-11-17, Philly.com

West Goshen Township Files Petition for Injunction Against Sunoco Over Pipeline
07-10-17, nbcphiladelphia.com

West Goshen says Sunoco violated Mariner East agreement
07-11-17, Philly.com

Local officials press Sunoco Pipeline to address water problem
07-11-17, Philly.com

West Goshen Township Files Petition for Injunction Against Sunoco Over Pipeline
07-10-17, nbcphiladelphia.com

Local lawmakers call on Sunoco to halt pipeline drilling until aquifer issues resolved
07-08-17, Daily Local News

Sunoco resumes drilling Mariner East pipeline in Chester County
07-08-17, philly.com

Pipeline Drilling Creating Issues With Well Water In Chester County
07-07-17, CBS Philly

Water-contamination complaints force Sunoco to suspend Chesco pipeline construction
07-07-17, Philly.com

Some East Goshen residents say they don't feel safe with proposed Mariner East 2 pipeline project
06-29-17, Daily Local News

Opposition to Mariner 2 pipeline is heating up
06-24-17, Daily Local News

Hundreds continue to fight Mariner East 2 Pipeline plan
(Note: This article is followed by a response to complaints from Sunoco Logistics)
06-02-17, Daily Local News

Exelon to close Three Mile Island nuclear power plant
05-30-17, State Impact Pennsylvania

Sunoco's pipeline CEO heads west to Ohio
05-30-17, Philly.com

Judge rules that environmental group can challenge Sunoco over pipeline eminent domain
05-26-17, State Impact Pennsylvania

State of the shale: Pa. gas production up; new drilling down
05-21-17, Philadelphia Inquirer

The flush times are over for Philadelphia oil refiners
05-19-17, Philadelphia Inquirer

Regulatory Rollback Likely to Affect Pipeline Regulations
05-17-17, Shale Gas Knowledge Hub

Pipeline neighbors sue Sunoco Logistics
05-09-17, Delaware County Daily Times

Trump names Chesco man to federal energy post
05-09-17, Philly.com

Powelson nominated to serve on FERC board
05-09-17, Daily Local News

Residents pack meeting to discuss pipeline
05-06-17, Daily Local News

Delco zoning board refuses to block Mariner East 2 pipeline
05-02-17, StateImpact Pennsylvania

With merger, Sunoco Logistics will cease to exist on Friday
04-28-17, Philly.com

PA. may allow utilities to raise rates to pay for gas-main extensions
04-26-17, Philly.com

Fearful parents demand schools near gas pipeline release evacuation plans
04-23-17, Philly.com

Pipeline, sewer talk gets heated in West Goshen
04-14-17, Daily Local News

School officials seek answers on safety of Mariner East 2
04-07-17, State Impact PA

Pa. report lauds $3.7B potential of Marcellus liquids
03-21-17, Philadelphia Inquirer

Local reps take pipeline issue to the state level
03-18-17, Daily Local News

Pennsylvania PUC member considered for federal post
03-09-17, Philadelphia Inquirer

PSEG looks to sell stake in $1.2B PennEast pipeline project
03-09-17, Daily Local News

West Goshen supervisors vote to continue safety evaluations for Mariner East II pipeline
03-08-17, Daily Local News

Commentary: Severance tax is PA's share of shale boom
03-07-17, Philadelphia Inquirer

Residents look to township codes to block Sunoco pipeline
03-05-17, Philadelphia Inquirer

House DEP Budget Hearing: Safe Drinking Water, Permitting, Pipelines, Chesapeake Bay
03-06-17, PA Environment Digest

PA judge declines to reconsider Mariner East 2 pipeline permits
02-23-17, Philadelphia Inquirer

Pipeline Standoff: Judge won't halt Sunoco Logistics construction plans; community foes vow to fight on
02-20-17, Daily Local News

Across tough terrain, Sunoco pipeline leaves some hard feelings
02-20-17, Philly.com

West Goshen files complaint against Sunoco Logistics in pipeline battle
02-17-17, Daily Local News

Environmental groups appeal Pa.'s approval of Mariner East 2 pipeline
02-15-17, Daily Local News

Enviro groups seek immediate block to Mariner East 2 pipeline
02-14-17, Philadelphia Inquirer

DEP Approves PA Pipeline Project/Mariner East 2 Permits
02-13-17, PaDEP News Release

DEP gives green light to Mariner East 2 pipeline project
02-13-17, Daily Local News

Sunoco pipeline leads to 20 new jobs in Marcus Hook
02-01-17, Daily Local News

Middletown Oks study of pipeline's safety
01-25-17, Daily Local News

Trump signs orders advancing Keystone, Dakota pipelines
01-24-17, Daily Local News

Marcellus Shale Play Still on Top
01-18-17, Shale Gas Knowledge Hub

Residents push for pipeline-safety study
01-11-17, Daily Local News


2016 News

Sunoco pipeline gets another court victory in property fight
12-30-16, Daily Local News

Pa. Supreme Court rejects appeal by property owners fighting land seizures for Mariner East II pipeline
12-29-16, Penn Live

Lawmakers implored to beef up pipeline safety regs
11-22-16, Daily Local News

Sunoco Logistics plan encounters delay
11-13-16, Daily Local News

Pipeline Delay Challenged
11-12-16, Philadelphia Inquirer

Chesco pipeline project garners state award
11-01-16, Chadds Ford Live

Middletown pipeline foes vow to continue fight
09-29-16, Daily Local News

Mariner East 2 Progress in Delaware County
09-25-16, Daily Local News

Residents voice concerns over Sunoco pipeline
08-12-16, Daily Local News

Sunoco pipeline hearing draws a crowd in West Chester
08-10-16, Philadelphia Inquirer

Sunoco pipeline creates a divide across Pennsylvania
08-09-16, Philadelphia Inquirer

DEP plans public hearings for Sunoco's Mariner 2 pipeline
07-08-16, State Impact Pennsylvania

Commonwealth Court issues decision on use of eminent domain by Sunoco pipeline in Cumberland County
07-14-16, Patriot News

DEP Begins Technical Review of Pennsylvania Pipeline Project (Mariner East 2)
07-08-16, PaDEP Press Release

Commonwealth Court denies Sunoco's appeal in Clean Air Council suit
06-23-16, Daily Local News

Pa. official: Cuts will hurt pipeline oversight
04-16-16, Philadelphia Inquirer

Energy-hub supporters intensifying the push for a natural-gas pipeline
03-30-16, Philadelphia Inquirer

Chester County residents criticize land agents on Sunoco Pipeline
03-16-16, Reading Eagle

Mariner East 1 Pipeline Shipping To Marcus Hook, Mariner 2 To Be Complete In 2017
03-14-16, PA Environment Digest

Residents, officials air concerns about pipeline tactics
03-11-16, Daily Local News

Local property owners dig in against pipeline operator
02-29-16, Reading Eagle

Lawmaker questions conduct of land agents
02-29-16, Reading Eagle

Sunoco discusses possible 24/7 drilling option in East Goshen
02-28-16, Daily Local News

Sunoco Announces Delay to Mariner East 2 Pipeline and Review on Expansion
02-26-16, Vista.Today

Sunoco Logistics delays Mariner East 2 pipeline
02-25-16, Philadelphia Inquirer

Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force Presents Report, Top 12 Recommendations to Governor Tom Wolf
02-18-16, PA DEP Newsroom

Report offers 184 suggestions on Pennsylvania's natural gas network
02-19-16, Daily Local News

Case against Sunoco pipeline can proceed, judge rules
02-12-16, Daily Local News

How Marcellus Shale drilling keeps falling in PA
02-06-16, Philadelphia Inquirer

Pipeline Concerns Linger for Chesco's Neighbors to the Southeast
02-02-16, Vista.Today

Sunoco explains $3B pipeline project in Middletown
01-31-16, Daily Local News

A bid to win over residents in pipeline's path
01-05-16, Philadelphia Inquirer


2015 News

DEP Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force Moves Last Meeting To Jan. 20
12-21-15, PA Environment Digest

Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force Meeting Scheduled in Harrisburg
12-08-15, Daily Local News

Columbia Gas finishes pipeline extension in Philadelphia
10-05-15, Philadelphia Inquirer

Community Forum Held On Proposed Pipeline Project In Chester County
09-29-15, CBS 3 Philadelphia

Energy Transfer to Buy Williams in $37.7 Billion Deal
09-28-15, New York Times

Westtown supervisors disappointed with Sunoco
09-15-15, Daily Local News

Clean Air Council takes aim at Sunoco pipeline plan
08-27-15, Delaware County Daily Times

Chester County Well Represented On State Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force
07-09-15 Vista.Today

Commissioner Kathi Cozzone appointed to PA Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force
On July 8, 2015, the Chester County Commissioners announced that Vice-Chair Kathi Cozzone has been appointed to serve on the Pennsylvania Pipeline Infrastructure Taskforce. Commissioner Cozzone will serve as the chair of the County Government Workgroup within the task force, leading the workgroup's development of recommendations and best practices.

Pa. Gov. Wolf appoints 48 to pipeline taskforce
07-07-15, Philadelphia Inquirer

Plan for Sunoco's Mariner East 2 displayed for Chesco residents
06-30-15, Daily Local News

Dinniman proposes legislation to allow taxation of natural gas pipelines
06-20-15, Daily Local News

Residents express concerns about pipeline siting
06-20-15, Daily Local News

Wolf's pipeline task force holds promise
06-18-15, Daily Local News

Chesco residents hear Sunoco plans for more pipelines
06-11-15, Philadelphia Inquirer

Cleanup complete of mud-like spill in Upper Uwchlan
06-07-15, Daily Local News

Sunoco Logistics considering additional pipeline to serve Marcus Hook Industrial Complex
06-04-15, Daily Local News

Sunoco plans additional fuel pipeline to deliver Shale gas to Marcus Hook
06-04-15, Philadelphia Inquirer

Governor's Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force Created
The Governor's office has created a Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force to develop policies, guidelines and tools to assist in pipeline development, including planning, permitting and construction. The goal of the Task Force is to have a transparent process with coordination between federal, state, and local agencies, as well as industry representatives, landowners and environmental advocates. Learn more here.

Two additional articles about the Pipeline Task Force are located here:

Preservationists Swap Pipeline Strategies
05-16-15, Lancaster Farming

West Goshen approves settlement with Sunoco
05-14-15, Daily Local News

Cleanup Complete of Spill in Upper Uwchlan
05-05-15, Daily Local News

West Goshen tables pumping station agreement with Sunoco
04-15-15, Daily Local News

Penn State's Williams pipeline study assesses economic impact
03-25-15, Daily Local News

State considers task force on pipelines that move shale gas
03-15-15, The Morning Call

West Goshen gives pipeline update
03-12-15, Daily Local News

Sen. Rafferty, Sen. Dinniman Introduce Pipeline Impact Fee Legislation
03-09-15, PA Environmental Digest

Sunoco ends pipeline zoning challenge
03-07-15, Philadelphia Inquirer

Sunoco Logistics withdraws public utility petitions for Pa. natural gas pipeline
03-06-15, The Patriot News

Natural Gas Pipelines: All Pain, No Gain?
The Pennsylvania Township News published an extensive article about pipeline proposals and local governments in their February edition. The article also includes useful summaries on the different types of pipelines, pipeline regulations, and active projects across Pennsylvania.
February 2015, Pennsylvania Township News

Wolf unveils proposal for 5-percent natural gas tax
02-11-15, Philadelphia Inquirer

PennEast pipeline study projects economic benefits
02-09-15, Allentown Morning Call
The complete economic impact analysis is available at penneastpipeline.com/economic-impact-analysis.

New state House bill links severance tax, impact fee
02-05-15, The Times Tribune, Scranton, PA

Sunoco consultant predicts Marcellus Shale will result in $4.2B for state economy
02-05-15, Daily Local News

Delaware county weighs options for growth near Sunoco site
02-04-15, Daily Local News

Wolf Defends Cabinet Picks: "I want the industry to succeed."
01-15-15, State Impact

Downingtown District Sells Easement for Columbia East Side Expansion Pipeline Project
01-08-15, Daily Local News

Penn State research project will pay Lancaster County residents to learn about Marcellus Shale fracking
01-07-15, LancasterOnline


2014 News

Marcellus Shale Drilling Brings Pipeline Controversy to West Goshen
12-31-14, Daily Local News

PA Lawmaker Floats New Severance Tax Proposal as Industry Pushes Back
12-16-14, State Impact

Assessing the Impact of a Severance Tax for PA
12-12-14, Allegheny Institute for Public Policy

Dinniman Suggests Using the State Constitution Against Pipeline Projects
11-15-14, Daily Local News

Schuylkill Farmers Fight Proposed Pipeline
10-18-14, Lancaster Farming

Panel - New Issues Emerging In Fight Against Gas Pipelines
10-16-14, LancasterOnline

Negative Publicity Does More Damage to Marcellus Shale Drilling Companies Than Fines
09-22-14, Pittsburgh Post Gazette

The Pipeline
09-05-14, WGAL News 8 Chronicle

Having A Say on Pipelines
09-03-14, Penn Future

CPUC Zaps PG&E with Record $1.4 Billion Fine Over San Bruno Explosion
09-02-14, San Francisco Business Times

Gauging the Economic Impacts of Marcellus Shale Drilling in the Pittsburg Region
07-15-11, Allegheny Institute for Public Policy