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Gov. Wolf Bows to Public Pressure, Suspends Mariner Pipeline Construction

Advocates call on Wolf to issue complete halt to flawed project.

WASHINGTON - Today, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection acted to suspend all construction related to the Mariner East 2 pipeline. The order states, “Suspension of the permits described… is necessary to correct the egregious and willful violations described herein.”

Food & Water Watch organizer Sam Rubin released the following statement:

“Today’s announcement is a step in the right direction, but the only responsible course of action for Governor Wolf is to stop the Mariner East 2 altogether. This project, which was greenlighted with flawed permits, was never going to be safe for the people of Pennsylvania. What we really need is a full and permanent halt to construction and a full, transparent, and public assessment of the risks associated with the Mariner East 2. The movement to stop the pipeline will be using this temporary halt to build the power we know we’ll need to protect communities from Mariner East once and for all.”

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