The latest scenes of the imaginary ‘Pennsylvania’s Pipeline Diary’ documentary have been taking place in the courtroom with more drama being scripted later this week.

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Drilling was stopped after it polluted residential water wells

What’s not imaginary was the environmental judge who stopped the drilling for the Mariner East 2 pipeline last month but on Friday, a judge ruled that Sunoco can resume work at 16 of 17 locations where Sunoco asked to continue drilling. Before the other locations can be drilled on, the state’s Environmental Hearing Board in Harrisburg has set three days of hearings that begin Wednesday.

I hope they use a big court room because there are a lot of actors going up against each other. Stay by the phone because the casting calls should be going out soon.

The Red Team (red because they’re so mad): The Clean Air Council, the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, and the Mountain Watershed Association.
The Blue Team (blue because they’re so cold): The state of Pennsylvania, Sunoco, and the state’s Department of Environmental Protection.

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Drilling prep in Edgmont look like Motorcross speedways

For those of you who need an overview what this documentary is all about…

Mariner East 2 is a 350-mile pipeline system bringing fracking wastewater from Marcellus and Utica shale gas fields right through some pricey neighborhoods in Delaware County on its way to Sunoco Logistics in Marcus Hook for clean up, separation, liquefaction, and resale.

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Real families have lost real homes in the path of Mariner 2, but did they have to disrespect the basketball hoop like that?
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A few Edgmont homes have these signs in their front yards indicating they don’t want a pipeline in their backyards