The Uwchlan Township Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to enforce a township zoning ordinance that would stop Sunoco Pipeline from constructing the Mariner East 2 pipeline in the township. The current route of the pipeline violates the township’s 2014 zoning ordinance, which forbids pipeline construction in high-density areas and near occupied structures such as houses and schools, supervisors said.
Pipeline construction was halted for more than a month after a Jan. 3 ruling by the state Department of Environmental Protection that cited “egregious” violations by Sunoco Pipeline during construction. But last week, when Sunoco and the DEP signed off on a $12.6 million civil penalty, Sunoco was given the green light to resume construction on the controversial, 350-mile project.
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