PA PUC rules against Marple Township; Marple Township vows to continue the fight; Exceptions are due by December 28,2021.
On December 8, 2021, the Pennsylvania Utility Commission delivered an Initial (Recommended) Decision in favor of PECO, stating, in part:
This decision approves of the Petition of PECO Energy Company for a Finding of Necessity Pursuant to 53 P.S. § 10619 that the Situation of Two Buildings Associated with a Gas Reliability Station in Marple Township, Delaware County, Is Reasonably Necessary for the Convenience and Welfare of the Public. This decision finds that PECO has met its burden of proving that the buildings should be exempt from Marple Township zoning because the propose situation of the buildings is reasonably necessary for the public convenience or welfare of the public.
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On December 14, at the regular December meeting of the Marple Township Commissioners, the Commissioners repeated their opposition to the PECO Gas Expansion Plant at the Corner of Sproul and Cedar Grove Roads before about 20 residents who had come to the meeting to discuss the recent PA PUC "Recommended Decison". Among the statements of support, the Commissioners stated that: