Pipe­line press con­fer­ence and rally set for Oct. 17

Din­ni­man to an­nounce leg­is­la­tion to im­prove safety along pipe­line routes

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - FRONT PAGE - Staff Re­port

Res­i­dents, fam­i­lies, and com­mu­nity mem­bers im­pacted by cur­rent or planned nat­u­ral gas pipe­line projects are in­vited to join state Sen. Andy Din­ni­man, D-19, for a spe­cial press con­fer­ence and rally at the State Capi­tol in Har­ris­burg on Tues­day, Oct. 17.

“Res­i­dents, home­own­ers, and fam­i­lies have real and valid con­cerns re­gard­ing pipe­line con­struc­tion ac­tiv­i­ties and the po­ten­tial threats to their health, safety, and well­be­ing,” Din­ni­man said. “In Ch­ester County, we have se­ri­ous con­cerns re­gard­ing Mariner East, but this is a statewide is­sue with myr­iad in­di­vid­u­als and fam­i­lies across the com­mon­wealth im­pacted by the seem­ingly end­less num­ber of pipe­line projects that are ei­ther al­ready un­der­way or on the hori­zon.”

The event will be­gin at 11 a.m. with a press con­fer­ence in the Capi­tol Me­dia Cen­ter where Din­ni­man will an­nounce a bi­par­ti­san pack­age of leg­is­la­tion aimed to im­prove safety along pipe­line routes.

In ad­di­tion, Din­ni­man will be joined by mem­bers of the Uwch­lan Safety Coali­tion, con­cerned res­i­dents and par­ents, and rep­re­sen­ta­tives of var­i­ous other en­vi­ron­men­tal

and safety or­ga­ni­za­tions in call­ing on Gov. Tom Wolf to halt pipe­line drilling and con­struc­tion ac­tiv­i­ties un­til ad­e­quate in­spec­tion and safety mea­sures are im­ple­mented.

Im­me­di­ately af­ter­wards, res­i­dents, and com­mu­nity mem­bers will hand de­liver a pe­ti­tion and let­ters to the gover­nor’s of­fice be­fore be­gin­ning an af­ter­noon of lob­by­ing ef­forts in Har­ris­burg.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Don Vy­mazal at dvy­mazal@pase­n­ate.com or 610-692-2112.

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