The Chester County DA vs. the Mariner East pipeline

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The site of the Revolution Pipeline explosion that occurred in September 2018. (Marcellus Air)

The site of the Revolution Pipeline explosion that occurred in September 2018. (Marcellus Air)

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Over more than two years of construction, Sunoco’s Mariner East 2 pipeline — which carries natural gas liquids across Pennsylvania to an export terminal in Delaware County — has been plagued with delays and mishaps. The construction has destroyed some private water wells, opened sinkholes, and sparked a criminal investigation by Chester County’s District Attorney. StateImpact Pennsylvania reporter Susan Phillips explains why now, the DA is threatening to sue Sunoco.

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