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Meet the European Petrochemical Giant Trying to Profit from the Fracking of Pennsylvania


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Meet the European Petrochemical Giant Trying to Profit from the Fracking of Pennsylvania

Wenonah Hauter

The controversial Mariner East 2 pipeline would carry gas liquids for plastics production overseas.

Private homes surround Sunoco's 20 inch gas liquids pipeline along a right-of-way October 5, 2017 in Marchwood, Pennsylvania. Many nearby residents are aware of the possible well water contamination they could experience from the horizontal drilling with Sunoco Pipeline's $3 billion Mariner East 2 expansion project. (Photo by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images)

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Apparently, someone thinks that the “life we want” involves consumption of absurd levels of (literal) plastic crap. Every time I’m at my local supermarket, it is a major interpersonal challenge to get the clerks to use my cloth bags (cloth bags are environmental-whacko socialism) instead of those plastic bags in absurdly excessive quantities, the consumption of which the entire checkout counter is designed around.

One of the joys of Canada (Ontario anyway) is that you actually have to pay 5 cents for a plastic bag, and the checkout process is built around the shopper bringing their own bags.


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A picture, or a map, is worth a thousand words. It would be really nice for folks to see where this pipeline is. What it passes through. Undeveloped land tends to be cheaper for pipelines but also cleaner, and thus a greater destruction of land, water, air and wildlife. And the aquifers connected with it.