Crunch time for Mariner East 2

It's getting to be crunch time for Mariner East 2.

Maybe you've heard of it. That's the plan being proposed by Sunoco Logistics to construct a new pipeline to transport hundreds of thousands of barrels of chemicals across the state to the Marcus Hook Industrial Center.

It has the potential to be an economic bonanza, making the Hook the energy hub for the entire Northeastern United States. It also has a lot of community opposition.

There will be a hearing today on pipeline safety in Harrisburg. State Rep. Steve Barrar, R-160, heads the House Emergency Preparedness Committee that will hold the hearing.

A slew of people from municipal and school officials, to first responders, to environmental and other activists who oppose the plan will testify.

We'll bring you full coverage.

In the meantime, on our editorial page today, we continue to talk about one just might be the most important economic story in the region.

You can read it here.