work must stop 3-21-20

Governor Wolf’s order, shutting down all non-life-sustaining businesses (including all construction), officially went into effect on Friday, March 20. All construction work on the Dragonpipe (Mariner East pipeline system) is included in the shutdown.

However, Wolf has announced that enforcement of the order will be delayed two more days, until Monday, March 23, at 8:00 a.m. giving businesses the weekend to do an orderly shutdown if they need the time.  After that, businesses can file for a waiver if they feel their work is really “life-sustaining”. The wording of the waiver policy is very clear, however: “businesses applying for a waiver must remain closed until a decision is made about their application.”

On Monday morning, if you find construction is still happening, the company is violating the law. Call the police and call your township office. Wolf has explicitly called on local officials to enforce his order.

You may want to print out a copy of the Governor’s order to present to the foreman at the work site. Anyone continuing to do construction work after 8 a.m. Monday is subject to arrest.