DEP halts Mariner East 2 pipeline construction

The troubled — and much protested — construction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline, which cuts through the heart of Chester County, was halted Wednesday morning by the state Department of Environmental Protection, just days after local residents and officials mounted calls to stop the project. According to a statement issued Wednesday morning by DEP, the agency has issued an order suspending the...

DEP expands drought watch to Chester County

The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has extended a formal Drought Warning to Chester and Delaware counties, meaning now 38 of the state’s 67 counties are under the watch. The watch means that officials are asking for 5% reduction of non-essential water use by residents and businesses. Accordingly, local water companies, including Pennsylvania American Water is asking their...