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Pipeline Project Oversight Efforts Continue to be Top Priority for General Assembly
In 2018, the Senate will have the opportunity to consider many pipeline regulatory bills. I have signed on as a co-sponsor of many of these bills that seek to address concerns that have been raised by area residents impacted by pipeline construction.
I, along with other area legislators, have regularly heard from local residents about many issues related to the ongoing pipeline construction. It is clear that statutes and regulations dealing with pipeline construction need to be strengthened in Pennsylvania. I hope to help advance legislative progress on that issue by co-sponsoring many of these bills that hold pipeline companies more accountable. Our role as legislators is limited in that we are involved in the process in making the rules and regulations that must be followed. It is up to the administration and our state agencies to ensure that the rules are being followed.
I look forward to working with my fellow legislators to look at how best we can improve pipeline regulations in Pennsylvania, and ensure that the administration and state agencies are protecting the health, safety, and welfare of Pennsylvania residents.
DEP Suspends Mariner East 2 Construction Permits
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has issued an order suspending the construction permits associated with the Mariner East 2 pipeline until Sunoco Pipeline, L.P. (Sunoco) meets the requirements outlined in the order. Sunoco must cease all construction activity on the pipeline project, except for maintenance of erosion controls and limited maintenance of horizontal directional drilling equipment.
Under the order, all activities permitted under Chapter 102 and Chapter 105 of the PA Code must immediately cease. The permits will be suspended until Sunoco satisfies the terms outline in the order, including, but not limited to:
The full order can be found here.
Assistance for Veterans Available
I am beginning a partnership with the Pennsylvania American Legion to assist veterans at my Brookhaven office, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24th. I would like to encourage veterans and their families who have questions about benefits and programs to schedule an appointment for these assistance hours.
A representative from the Pennsylvania American Legion will be available at my Brookhaven district office, located at 4110 Edgmont Avenue. Appointments for these hours are strongly encouraged and can be made by contacting the office at (610) 447 – 3163. If a veteran cannot attend this date, this service will be offered every fourth Wednesday of each month.
2018 Farm Show Kicks Off First Friday in January
The 102nd Pennsylvania Farm Show debuts at noon on Friday, January 5, 2018 with the PA Preferred Reception showcasing the state’s finest foods and beverage at the Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. Beginning on Saturday, January 6, and each morning through January 13, the doors open at 8 a.m.
Mornings, afternoons, and evening, the Farm Show will feature daily animal competitions, cow milking contests, cooking demonstrations, and numerous exhibitions, including wood carving, honey extraction, maple syrup production, square dancing, rabbit hopping demonstrations, bluebird nest box building, and must more. Review the full schedule, look for your favorites, and make a plan to attend Pennsylvania’s premier annual agriculture show.
General Admission Tickets and Sponsorship opportunities are available for the PA Preferred Reception. Admission to the Farm Show is free and parking is $15. Admission prices to the First Frontier Circuit Finals Rodeo range from $5 to $35 depending on the day of week and available seating.
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How We Can Help You
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How to Contact Me
I have staffed offices in the district and Harrisburg to provide you with top-notch constituent service and provide answers to legislative inquiries.
The district offices are located at:
4110 Edgmont Ave, Brookhaven, PA 19015. The phone number is (610) 447-3163.
780 E. Market St, Ste140, West Chester, PA 19382. The phone number is (610) 436-3320.
Both offices are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
My Harrisburg office can be reached by phone at (717) 787-4712 or by mail at Senate Box 203009, Harrisburg, PA 17120.
If you are having any problems with state agencies or need help with a problem relating to government, my staff and I will be happy to assist you.
Senate Box 203009
4110 Edgmont Ave
780 E. Market St