- The Context
- State of the State
Drilling of the Marcellus and Utica shale created a glut of natural gas and drove down prices. Now, new pipelines and export terminals are aiding overseas sales.
The FBI has reportedly opened a corruption investigation into the way the administration issued permits for the multibillion-dollar Mariner East 2.
The Associated Press cites three sources who say FBI agents have interviewed current or former state employees in recent weeks about the Mariner East project and the construction permits.
Residents who assail Sunoco’s track record and its emergency plans are pitted against a company that admitted mistakes in construction yet says the project meets all state and federal requirements.
Gov. Tom Wolf met Chester County residents at a pipeline construction site. After one resident expressed concerns about pipeline safety, Wolf said, “I fully agree that we should do a better job but we disagree on whether we should keep doing this or not.”