Filed under: Action, Communique, Development, Environment, Northeast
The following communique was originally anonymously sent to and published on Philly Anti-Capitalist, which we reprint below.
Stock photo from The Business Journal
The communique reads:
In late June, we sabotaged construction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline in Pennsylvania by tampering with the liquidation system of an excavator being used on a construction site. We did this in a way that would not be noticeable until operating the machine afterwards had ruined it permanently.
Despite conditions changing after several scouting trips, we were able to adapt our plans in the moment and find a different suitable target. If you visit the pipeline route, machines and other infrastructure are everywhere, and many are still unguarded.
According to Sunoco/ETP, the pipeline is 98% complete. But the pipeline project is struggling due to growing opposition, other vandalism incidents and repeated shutdowns of construction due to heinous environmental violations. These major financial losses and plummeting stocks make ETP a prime target for further sabotage, which could tip the scales so that this and future earth-destroying pipeline projects are no longer viable. We encourage people to safely do their own research and join in on the fun!