Pa. Regulator Says Sunoco Must Do More To Share Pipeline Safety Info

"Pennsylvania’s utility regulator is siding with a Cumberland County man in his complaint against Sunoco’s Mariner East pipeline.

Wilmer Baker said he was “ecstatic” to hear the Public Utility Commission is faulting Sunoco for failing to keep the public informed of safety protocols.

The order requires Sunoco to work with Lower Frankford Township and Cumberland County commissioners to schedule a public awareness meeting and then to attend that meeting. It also fines the company $1,000.

“I believe it’s a good step.” Baker said, “because a lot of people in this area just don’t know or care. But they will start to care when they realize they live in the blast zone.”"

Rachel McDevitt reports for NPR's StateImpact Pennsylvania September 25, 2020.

Source: StateImpact Pa., 09/29/2020