MARPLE TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) — In Delaware County, protesters are calling on PECO to give up efforts to build a natural gas reliability station in Marple Township. The protesters gathered Thursday afternoon near the proposed site at the intersection of Sproul and Cedar Grove Roads.
PECO wants to build a natural gas reliability station there. PECO says they need it to keep up with demand.READ MORE: Portion Of North Broad Street To Close For Construction During Overnight Hours
Marple Township rejected PECO’s request for a zoning exemption but PECO has filed an appeal in court.READ MORE: Philadelphia Police: 25-Year-Old Man Fatally Struck By Vehicle That Ran Red Light In East Falls
Protesters question if the reliability station is safe.
“We have a residence right here. What are we, 30 feet away? We’ve got a restaurant about the same distance. We’re worried about the hazards that it’s going to present for the young family that moved in next door and for the restaurant-goers, said Marple Safety Coalition member Greg Fat.MORE NEWS: WATCH: Country Music Star Jimmie Allen Apologizes To Eagles Fans For Fishing With Cowboys' Dak Prescott
PECO’s court appeal is pending. It has also asked the Public Utility Commission to step in.