The Camp White Pine group in Pennsylvania recently released this video chronicling their efforts to resist the Mariner East 2 Pipeline. According to NPR.org, Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection issued final permits for the Mariner East 2 pipeline despite the pipeline’s builder, Sunoco Logistics, not meeting regulatory requirements at the time of issuance, DEP documents show.
From the Mariner East 2 Pipeline Facebook:
Our camp is facing danger from both Sunoco and the police. The situation is developing rapidly and we need your support! Stay tuned for updates and help spread the word.
The state’s top environmental regulator acknowledged that the company’s applications for permits on water crossings and soil disturbance contained many “deficiencies,” but gave the multi-billion dollar project a green light anyway, according to the documents obtained by StateImpact.
One of the documents, issued for permits in Berks County, quotes the state’s Bureau of Waterways, Engineering and Wetlands as saying that the existence of deficiencies in the application for a Chapter 105 water permit would not stop the permit being issued for that section of the 350-mile natural gas liquids line.
“The Bureau explained that minimum standards have been met and many remaining identified deficiencies are not required to be addressed for permit issuance,” said the document, dated Feb. 10, three days before the permits were issued. “Therefore, at the direction of the Bureau, special conditions have been drafted to address the outstanding items.”
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