For Immediate Release
Delaware County Daily Times editor Phil Heron broke the news that a Chester County grand jury has been empaneled to hear testimony regarding the construction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline. The existence of this grand jury suggests that Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan has substantive charges to bring against Energy Transfer.
Heron made the discovery on Friday when he was called for jury duty (read his account here).
Food & Water Watch Pennsylvania Director Sam Bernhardt issued the following statement:
“Energy Transfer has done serious damage to the communities affected by their dangerous Mariner East system, contaminating drinking water and creating massive sinkholes, and exposing Pennsylvania communities to real danger. True justice for the communities impacted by these actions can only mean one thing: the total shutdown of the Mariner East system. Governor Wolf can either provide that justice now, or he can wait and see just how much Energy Transfer’s misdeeds blow back on him and other administration officials who rushed through approvals on this dangerous pipeline project.”