Killion Praises DEP Grants from Sunoco Penalty

Senator Tom Killion praised the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for releasing major funding in the region.

DEP announced several local grants that are funded by a $12.6 million penalty against Sunoco for violations stemming from the construction of its Mariner East 2 pipeline.  Killion supported the grant requests, and he hosted a workshop over the summer with DEP for applicants to learn how to apply for the grants.

“These grants are extremely helpful for watershed restoration and stormwater management projects,” said Killion.  “I am pleased that the money from Sunoco’s fine is being used to bolster water quality in our area.  I thank Governor Tom Wolf and DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell for awarding these grants,” he added.

According to DEP, the grants in Killion’s senatorial district include:

Chester County:

East Goshen Township – $350,000 – Stream restoration to enhance water resources and recreation opportunities in East Goshen Township.

West Chester Area School District – $61,656 – Removing invasive species and restoring natural diverse forest in Westtwon Township.

West Goshen Township – $215,273 – Urban stormwater management that will reduce impacts to Taylor Run in West Goshen Township.

West Goshen Township – $110,142 – Restoration of riparian buffer in the Chester Creek watershed in West Goshen Township.

Delaware County:

Brookhaven Borough – $110,000 – Stormwater management to reduce runoff pollution into Chester Creek and Ridley Creek in Brookhaven Borough.

Middletown Township – $198,472 – Stormwater management, streambank restoration, and invasive species removal in Middletown Township.

Rose Tree Media School District – $151,000 – Improvements to the drinking water infrastructure at Glenwood Elementary School in Middletown Township.

Thornbury Township – $75,864 – Retrofitting a stormwater retention basin into a rain garden to help reduce stormwater runoff pollution in Thornbury Township.

Upper Chichester Township – $89,175 – Stormwater management project to reduce runoff pollution and improve recreational access in Upper Chichester Township.

 

For more information, contact Shannon Royer at sroyer@pasen.gov or (717) 787-4712.