Pipeline Resistance is In the Air
(Copy sourced from author Meenal for 350 Philadelphia @350Philly)
The three pipelines nearest Philadelphia are:
The Atlantic Sunrise Project -- this would bring fracked gas from the Marcellus in Northern PA, traveling 11 counties, notably in nearby Lancaster County. Local resistance is organized by Lancaster Against Pipelines, and ratcheted up after FERC approved the Williams Gas Company’s Atlantic Sunrise pipeline on earlier this month.
The PennEast Pipeline Project -- this would also bring fracked gas from the Marcellus, beginning near Wilkes-Barre and ending up by Trenton. Local resistance is organized by Stop Penn East. The PA-DEP just gave the green light on this, see PA DEP issues permits to PennEast.
The longest project, the Mariner East II pipeline, is designed to carry highly explosive natural gas liquids (NGL), from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia. This was also given the green light recently, see PA grants final permits for $2.5B Mariner East II pipeline . See also this article, which explains why the Mariner East II is more dangerous and contested by many along it’s route.