Governor Wolf has ordered all Pennsylvania non-essential businesses to shut down, but Sunoco’s people are out there working, spreading the Covid-19 virus among themselves and among our residents.
Mariner East is the very definition of a “non-essential business”. Its purpose is the export of petrochemicals for private profit. Why is this work allowed to continue?
We need to act quickly to get this stopped. As state offices close due to the virus, there is less and less oversight of Sunoco’s dangerous construction practices, and more opportunity for its workers to spread disease.
- Contact your township and county officials and tell them that they need to use their emergency authority to shut this work down. This is no time to wait for someone else to act.
- Contact your state representatives and the Governor’s office, and tell them they also need to use their emergency authority to send these workers home.
- If you’re a Twitter user, check out the tweets at @EricFriedmanPA and retweet them.
This work is a violation of the Governor’s order, and it is putting lives at risk. Please act now!
I agree 100%. We contacted the Governor’s office today and their position is that construction is an “essential service”. Can I get some more information about how many workers are involved, what sort of risks they are being exposed to, etc. Anything that would help me make the case.
Sunoco was permitted to work last month on a hydrotest for the 20″. When I complained a worker was within 6 feet of me without a mask, Sunoco terminated my water delivery. I have not had a well water test that shows my well provides potable water. Now Sunoco and the township ignores my pleas.
The job resumes tomorrow 1/4/21 and my driveway a few feet away from the Valley Rd HDD entry site.