Dozens from across PA attend press conference and rally in defense of grandmother, landowner, and retired special ed teacher Ellen Gerhart, 63, who has been targeted by Sunoco with contempt of court claims for monitoring pipeline construction on her own land Huntingdon, PA: This morning, dozens of residents from across Pennsylvania converged at the Huntingdon … Read More
Blog by Elise Gerhart, Camp White Pine I am in love with the springtime. May especially, when the animals are emerging, and the migrating ones are returning, full of energy and life. I love the light rains, and the whole “April showers bring May flowers” phenomenon that comes with the territory in latitudes blessed with … Read More
US commercial banks are gearing up for their annual general meetings, starting as early as this week, but they’re not alone in making plans for AGM season. A growing number of concerned communities and organizations are planning a series of interventions at this year’s bank shareholder meetings to pressure the banks to stop financing controversial oil and gas infrastructure projects.
On Wednesday, March 7, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission ordered an emergency shutdown Sunoco/Energy Transfer Partners’ Mariner East 1 Pipeline. The order came after massive sinkholes were discovered along the pipeline route in Chester County, as a result of drilling during construction of the larger Mariner East 2 Pipeline. PUC officials noted in the order … Read More
Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) just made a remarkable confession that vindicates investors who abandoned the company over its shameful behavior at Standing Rock. During its quarterly earnings call with analysts last week, ETP announced that spending for 2018 would increase to $4.5 billion — $1.5 billion more than its estimate just three months prior. When … Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 9, 2018 CONTACT: Elise Gerhart, elisealcyone [at] gmail.com, 707-499-3989 Karen Feridun, karen.feridun [at] gmail.com, 610-678-7726 STATEMENT: Despite record fine, ETP should not be allowed to resume construction of the Mariner East 2 Pipeline Yesterday, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) fined Sunoco – a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners – … Read More
Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) suspended construction permits for the Mariner East 2 pipeline due to a number of safety and environmental violations.