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PMA Praises DEP Approval of Mariner East 2 Project

February 14, 2017 (Harrisburg, PA) The Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association (PMA) welcomes the news that the Sunoco Logistics Mariner East 2 pipeline project has earned approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

PMA Statement on DEP PennEast Approval

February 13, 2017 (Harrisburg, PA) The Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association (PMA) welcomes the news that the PennEast pipeline project has earned 401 water quality certification from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

PENNEAST Pipeline Project

Comments before the:

Sunoco Logistics Mariner East 2

Comments before the:

PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION 

Sunoco Logistics
MARINER EAST 2 

August 16, 2016

Carl A. Marrara's FERC Comments

Comments before the:

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION 

Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC

Docket No. CP15-138-000

ATLANTIC SUNRISE PROJECT

June 16, 2016

David N. Taylor's FERC Comments

 Comments before the:

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION

 Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC

Docket No. CP15-138-000

ATLANTIC SUNRISE PROJECT

Pipeline Task Force Comes Up Short

Governor Wolf’s announcement last summer that he was assembling a pipeline task force came with certain assurances. The Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force (PITF) would not masquerade as a pretext for burying the oil and gas industry under more regulations. Rather, it was understood that the PITF would identify best practices for expediting the needed lines, and streamline the pre-construction regulatory and permitting process that, along with battling citizens’ groups, can take four to five times as long as the actual construction.

Climate Data Shenanigans from Wolf and Obama

Pennsylvania is charging ahead with regulations to implement the Obama Administration’s master plan to cool down a planet we are told is on the verge of boiling over.

New York Corruption Trial Turns Spotlight On Hefty Legal Fees Related To Asbestos Compensation Trusts

The corruption trial of former Speaker of the New York State Assembly, Sheldon Silver, is pulling back the curtain on some of the cozy relationships and lucrative transactions involving lawyers representing victims of asbestos exposure.

Pennsylvania's Implementation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan

Carl Marrara's testimony presented to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection on Pennsylvania's Implementation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. Carl is the Vice President, Government Affairs for the Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association. Read the full testimony HERE.