Sunoco reaches settlement on natural gas pipeline

August 9, 2017

State officials, environmental groups and the owners of a cross-state natural gas pipeline in Pennsylvania have reached an agreement to allow drilling to continue while providing protections to the public.

In the settlement, made public Tuesday, Sunoco Pipeline LP agreed to re-evaluate 47 high-risk sites associated with the Mariner East 2 pipeline. The drilling plans for those sites will then be submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for approval. The re-evaluations will be posted online.

Sunoco also agreed to send the plans to homeowners who have private wells near the drilling areas and offer opportunities to have their water tested...

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