Apr. 26, 2021

HARRISBURG - Rep. Chris Quinn (R-Middletown) released the following statement on the ruling of the Public Utility Commission Administrative Law Judge Elizabeth Barnes in the case if Flynn et al vs. Sunoco Pipeline L.P.:

“The recent ruling by Public Utility Commission administrative law judge Elizabeth Barnes in Flynn et al v. Sunoco Pipeline L.P. validated the concerns of residents about many aspects of the installation and operation of the Mariner East pipelines.

“Sunoco’s failure to disclose all risks to residents living in close proximity and refusal to meet with local emergency officials in order that they may properly plan for a leak or rupture is, unfortunately, consistent with Sunoco’s obfuscation and secretiveness throughout the many years of the construction of these pipelines.

“Given the jurisdiction of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission over these pipelines, it is a settled matter of law that their installation will be completed and they will operate. In my capacity as a state legislator, I will do everything in my power to ensure they operate safely. Act 130 of 2020, which I authored, was an important first step toward that objective, but it is clear additional measures should be considered.”

Representative Chris Quinn
168th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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