Spotlight PA reports:
SINK HOLES: Chester County commissioners want Pennsylvania regulators to shut down a portion of the Mariner East pipeline, saying at least seven sinkholes have developed since January in one township, per WHYY. The push comes days after Pennsylvania’s Public Utility Commission unveiled a raft of proposed pipeline safety regulations, some inspired by ongoing issues along the Mariner East route.
Your legislators are constantly being pressed by lobbyists to let the industry get by with less regulatory scrutiny, or to cut funding for inspection and enforcement. Utilities are supposed to operate for the public convenience and necessity, not to make it easy for private interests to cut corners.