CEA’s Mike Butler discussed the consumer impact of the Mariner East pipeline.
It’s fair to say that in today’s intense political climate, taking a stand to a vocal minority can be challenging, especially as it concerns disparate residents across the state. It’s a battle being waged not just here but across the country, and the consequences are real. Consumer Energy Alliance recently put out a report that looked at the impacts that could occur if the continuing trend of denying pipeline projects, like those here in our state, continued. It found that the Midwest/Mid-Atlantic region alone would see a 44.8 percent electricity shortfall for families and businesses who rely on a steady supply of energy. That is why we commend the efforts of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for supporting the Mariner East 2 pipeline, which was recently granted approval for its remaining permits.
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