Drilling Resumes on Controversial Sunoco Mariner East 2 Pipeline

August 8, 2017

Drilling operations on the embattled Sunoco Mariner East 2 Pipeline have been allowed to resume in 16 of 55 locations, according to a ruling issued Friday by a Pennsylvania environmental judge.

The order came down less than two weeks after the state Environmental Hearing Board halted horizontal directional drilling associated with pipeline construction after residents complained their water supply was tainted with non-toxic bentonite clay.

A hearing is set for Wednesday to determine the future of pipeline construction throughout Pennsylvania.

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