Enviro Groups Renew Bid To Pause Sunoco Pipeline Drilling

By Matt Fair (July 21, 2017, 1:58 PM EDT) -- Following what they say has been a string of spills and incidents of drinking water contamination, several environmental groups are once again urging a Pennsylvania state judge to force Sunoco to pause drilling operations in connection with the construction of its controversial Mariner East 2 natural gas pipeline.

A judge with the state's Environmental Hearing Board had denied a motion in March to pause construction on the $2.5 billion pipeline pending an ongoing permit challenge, but the groups behind the appeal said on Wednesday that the issue needed reexamination after an investigation revealed that construction-related drilling had resulted in some five dozen spills...

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