Rep. Howard questions Sunoco’s purchase of homes in West Whiteland

MALVERN, May 5 – Rep. Kristine Howard, D-Chester, called on the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to investigate Sunoco’s recent purchase of two homes on Lisa Drive in West Whiteland Township, the site of multiple sinkholes, including one in January that exposed part of the Mariner East 1 pipeline.

According to documents posted on the Chester County Recorder of Deeds website, Sunoco bought the two homes for $400,000 apiece. No other information has been made public, and the residents are subject to nondisclosure agreements.

“Where is the transparency?” Rep. Howard wondered. “What about the rest of the homes on the street? Are residents safe? Why buy these homes and not all the homes along the pipeline? What are we not being told?

“The DEP needs to compel Sunoco to release more information regarding their actions. Sunoco needs to be a better member of the community.”

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About Rep. Kristine Howard – Kristine Howard (D-Chester) was elected state representative for the 167th Legislative District in November 2018. The district includes parts of Charlestown, East Whiteland, Easttown, West Pikeland, West Whiteland, Willistown Township, and Malvern Borough.