For Immediate Release
StateImpact Pennsylvania reports today that Sunoco does not expect to complete the Mariner East 2 and 2x gas liquids pipelines until the end of 2020. The company will use the completed sections, along with part of an existing 12-inch pipeline in Chester and Delaware counties, to ship the volatile gas liquids to Marcus Hook, where they will be delivered overseas to make plastic.
In response, Food & Water Watch organizer Sam Rubin issued the following statement:
“The communities that have fought Sunoco from building a dangerous and deadly pipeline through their neighborhoods have stymied the company’s plans from the start. As the sinkholes, spills, and water contamination problems have continued to mount, there is no doubt that Sunoco is a danger. This new scheme highlights the company’s desperation to place its own polluting profits ahead to public safety. Governor Wolf had enough reasons to listen to Pennsylvanians’ calls for him to stop the pipeline before. With news of this ramshackle plan, he must act now to protect the safety of these communities.”