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Mariner East Pipeline Set for 2022 Completion After Years of Environmental Damage and Delays

Susan Phillips
ME 2 pipeline construction site near the Chester County Library and business route 30.

The builder of the troubled Mariner East pipeline says the project will be completed by early 2022. That’s more than two years late, and five years after construction began on the natural gas liquids line. WHYY StateImpact Pennsylvania’s Susan Phillips reports the announcement comes after the state issued controversial new permits.

(Original air-date: 12/28/21)

Susan Phillips tells stories about the consequences of political decisions on people's every day lives. She has worked as a reporter for WHYY since 2004. Susan's coverage of the 2008 Presidential election resulted in a story on the front page of the New York Times. In 2010 she traveled to Haiti to cover the earthquake. That same year she produced an award-winning series on Pennsylvania's natural gas rush called "The Shale Game." Along with her reporting partner Scott Detrow, she won the 2013 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Journalism Award for her work covering natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania. She has also won several Edward R. Murrow awards for her work with StateImpact. She recently returned from a year at MIT as a Knight Science Journalism Fellow. A graduate of Columbia School of Journalism, she earned her Bachelor's degree in International Relations from George Washington University.