Groups Oppose Fracking Exports Due to Climate, Air, Water, Health Impacts
Facing snow, wind, and cold, fifty protesters held a spirited rally at Sunoco Logistics headquarters in Philadelphia today. Protecting Our Waters, Clean Air Council, and 350 Philadelphia joined in pushing Sunoco Logistics to drop their plans for the Mariner East Pipeline, which would enable overseas export of natural gas liquids from the Delaware River.
In a move that Iris Marie Bloom, Executive Director of Protecting Our Waters, says is part of “growing resistance to large corporations’ destructive dreams of turning the Philadelphia area into a shale energy hub,” the organizers object to the export of natural gas liquids: “The NGLs’ life-cycle impacts on air, water, climate and health throughout extraction, processing, and transport are over the top.”
“Even while shalefield residents struggle to replace their water after it’s been ruined by shale gas drilling, spills, blowouts, waste dumping…
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