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Why Pa.’s public pension funds have millions of dollars of your money tied up in the natural gas industry

BY: - February 7, 2020

According to an annual report released last November by the Pennsylvania School Employees Retirement System, the teachers’ pension fund has $336 million dollars worth of stock invested in the controversial pipeline company. That’s the pensions’ third biggest holding of a single U.S.-based publicly traded asset.

Mariner East 2 owner fined $30.6 million for western Pa. pipeline explosion

BY: - January 3, 2020

The fine is one of the largest ever brought by the state, but also lifts an 11-month moratorium on state approval for Energy Transfer Partner pipeline construction permits.

COMMENTARY

It’s time to shut down Mariner East — and Energy Transfer | Opinion

BY: - September 12, 2019

An Aug. 5 explosion in Chester County wasn't the beginning of the harms from Mariner East. But it should be the beginning of the pipeline's end.

Southeast Pa. lawmakers want to create a board on pipeline safety. Regulators have concerns about record privacy

BY: - August 21, 2019

Suburban Philadelphia lawmakers are trying to figure out how much transparency is too much as local governments and the public clamor for more information about the risks of natural gas pipelines.

Representing himself, Cumberland County resident battles Sunoco attorneys over pipeline concerns

BY: - July 17, 2019

The case shows the frustration many Pennsylvania residents have with the petroleum giant.

Pennsylvania’s new Pipeline Caucus wants stronger regulation of Mariner East II

BY: - March 19, 2019

Dozens of people rallied in the state Capitol rotunda Tuesday for stronger regulation of the Mariner East II pipeline, which transports natural gas across 17 counties in southern Pennsylvania. The event also served as the debut for the General Assembly’s Pipeline Caucus, a bipartisan group of lawmakers trying to advance a package of bills that […]

Pa. government presses pause on permits for Mariner East 2 pipeline parent company

BY: - February 8, 2019

Pennsylvania’s state environmental protection agency is temporarily blocking permits from Energy Transfer Partners in response to numerous complaints about the company’s Mariner East 2 pipeline and an September explosion in Beaver County. “There has been a failure by Energy Transfer and its subsidiaries to respect our laws and our communities,” Gov. Tom Wolf said in […]