Once known as the Steel City, Pittsburgh is shedding its polluted past and embracing a rebirth built on health care, education, and technology. But the region’s surging fracking industry is attracting a $6 billion ethane plant and other petrochemical facilities, raising new pollution fears.
Documents indicate Sunoco has a new maximum operating pressure for the line, which is under construction. An engineer who conducted a risk assessment of the Mariner East project said a higher pressure increases risk.
In some western Pennsylvania communities, glass is no longer being collected curbside with cans and paper as part of residential recycling programs. So a statewide environmental group is offering a solution.
A group of bipartisan state legislators on Tuesday stood in solidarity with the oil and gas industry in promoting more pipeline development in the wake of Pennsylvania's attorney general last week opening an investigation into the Mariner East II pipeline.