Media Page for Tom Casey

Want to know what Tom has been doing for the community for several years now? These are just some of the articles describing his efforts on behalf of West Goshen Township residents.

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Residents pack meeting to discuss pipeline

EAST GOSHEN >> Although construction is already underway, more than 100 residents packed a meeting Thursday night at the East Goshen Township Building to voice their opposition to Sunoco Logistics and their Mariner East 2 Pipeline.

Almost every seat was taken. The township fire marshal warned the audience that the meeting room was near capacity and any latecomers would be required to stand outside and listen from the hallway.


Pipeline, sewer talk gets heated in West Goshen

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WEST GOSHEN >> Supervisors engaged in heated discussion Wednesday night on two big issues in the township – sewers and pipelines.

Talk concerning both pipelines and the sewer system was heated at times, during Wednesday’s Board of Supervisor’s meeting.

Democrat Tom Casey and Republican Margie Swart, who are both running for seats on the board, battled with supervisors and staff prior to the borough’s vote to borrow from $20 million to $27 million through a bond issue.


Amid criticism, utility regulator walks back ‘jihad’ remark

MARCH 23, 2017 | 4:24 PM
BY MARIE CUSICK

Speaking at the Upstream PA conference Tuesday, state Public Utility Commissioner Robert Powelson said people opposing pipeline projects are engaged in a “jihad” to keep natural gas from reaching new markets.

…“The arrogance of this man– wow,” says Tom Casey, another Chester County resident, fighting plans for a natural gas liquids line in his community. “I do not believe he can be neutral, based on those kind of comments. I do not believe he has the best interests of safety, or the best interests of Pennsylvanians in mind.”


Sunoco rejects township’s attempt to block valve for Mariner East 2

MARCH 9, 2017 | 2:48 PM
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Sunoco Logistics rejected an attempt by a Chester County township to block construction of a valve for its Mariner East 2 pipeline, saying the project is a public utility that may not be regulated by municipalities.


Residents look to township codes to block Sunoco pipeline


Townships accused of failing to enforce ordinances over Mariner East 2

FEBRUARY 24, 2017 | 6:13 PM
BY JON HURDLE

Eric Friedman of Glen Mills in Delaware County and Tom Casey of West Chester in Chester County have sent legal memos to the townships, urging them to enforce certain zoning provisions, and threatening legal action.

The West Goshen ordinance says pipelines that carry hazardous liquids or gases “shall be set back from all occupied structures a minimum distance equal to the pipeline impact radius.”

Casey argued that West Goshen Township is failing to enforce its ordinance because of political pressure.


Upgrading its pipeline website

Chester County wants to help all Pa. counties adopt protocols for sharing data.

Author: Michaelle Bond INQUIRER STAFF WRITER Date: December 29, 2014

Tom Casey continuously fields calls and e-mails from anxious people asking about pipeline projects and safety, and the meaning of a right of way.

So Casey, of West Goshen, who helped start the Chester County Community Coalition to spread information about pipelines, turns to the county’s online Pipeline Information Center.
Fortunately for Casey and others interested, Chester County officials recently got a $50,000 federal grant to add information to the website and to name a point…


West Goshen officials vow to continue fight against pipeline

October 9, 2014 12:07 PM

By Michaelle Bond / The Philadelphia Inquirer (MCT)

If Sunoco Pipeline is not granted exempted status, the company would have to ask local governments for permission. To address that possibility, West Goshen’s supervisors also strengthened amendments to its zoning ordinance Wednesday that would restrict where Sunoco Pipeline could develop.

Tom Casey, a resident and director of the Chester County Community Coalition, stressed the importance of the township’s doing all it can to keep Sunoco Pipeline from acting until appeals are exhausted.


PUC declares it has jurisdiction over pipeline

By Kelly Lyons 10/02/14, 8:28 PM
West Goshen >> Bucking recommendations two administrative judges made in July, the Public Utility Commission ruled Thursday it has jurisdiction over Sunoco Logistics’ petition to run a natural gas pipeline through the township.

In a 4-1 vote, the commission denied the judges’ recommendation that Sunoco’s petition was outside the scope of the PUC.

…“We are unhappy that they didn’t uphold the judges’ decisions,” said Tom Casey, a leader of the group that goes by the name 3C Coalition
“It’s scary that we have to prove that the industry does not have the right to do what they want to do,” Casey added.


West Goshen anti-pipeline group helps others organize

By Kendal Gapinski, Daily Local News

POSTED: 07/24/14, 1:43 PM EDT | UPDATED: ON 07/25/2014

According to Tom Casey of the Chester County Community Coalition, known as the 3cCoalition, he and representatives from the Clean Air Council will travel to the western part of the commonwealth Wednesday, July 30 to speak at a community meeting in Delmont regarding residents’ fight against the Mariner East Pipeline.

Casey said the meeting is sponsored by the Clean Air Council and the League of Women Voters. He said he hopes to share some of the 3cCoalition’s knowledge of how to work as a group to spread information about the pipelines.

“The purpose of this meeting is to relate our experiences and help the people of Delmont organize in their fight against corporate incursions into their community,” said Casey.


Chesco grassroots groups step up fight against Sunoco pipeline plan (Photo Gallery)

By KENDAL GAPINSKI, kgapinski@dailylocal.com

POSTED: 06/28/14, 7:17 AM EDT | UPDATED: ON 06/28/2014

The Chester County Community Coalition, a not-for-profit group working to inform residents about Sunoco Pipeline’s quest for public utility status for its Mariner East Project, is looking to expand its base of supporters around the Commonwealth.

“We want to get the message out there that there’s a problem,” said Tom Casey, director of the coalition. “What we’re working on is fighting at the PUC level, trying to learn as much as we can about the future, about fracking in the state and our area and trying to get the information out so people are better informed.”


Big crowd turns out in Chesco to quiz Sunoco officials on pipeline plans

By KENDAL GAPINSKI,  Apr 23, 2014

WEST GOSHEN — Sunoco Pipeline representatives were bombarded with questions and criticisms from a packed room Tuesday night during a public forum hosted by West Goshen.

The two-hour forum, held at West Chester East High School began with Sunoco representatives providing a presentation on its Mariner East project and pump station on Boot Road. Following the presentation, residents were able to ask questions for the remaining time.

“You’re asking for all the perks of the public utility status without all the regulation,” said resident Tom Casey.


West Goshen residents upset with gas pump station proposal

By Jeremy Gerrard, Daily Local News

POSTED: 03/30/14, 7:47 PM EDT | UPDATED: ON 03/31/2014

WEST GOSHEN — Township residents are organizing against the construction of a proposed natural gas pump station, voicing outrage over possible health and safety issues from the facility.

“This doesn’t just affect West Goshen, but every community from here to Marcus Hook,” resident Tom Casey said.

Sunoco Logistics Partners filed the application with the township in February asking for a special exception to the zoning ordinance in order to “permit a public utility facility use on Sunoco’s property”.


Neighbors complain housing for seniors will worsen traffic

August 25th, 2009
By ANNE PICKERING, Staff Writer
WEST GOSHEN — A developer wants to put a building with 128 apartments for seniors on 6.6 acres off Boot and Greenhill roads between the Goshen Fire Company and a Route 202 access ramp.
The proposed high-density development has raised concerns from neighbors, who say they already have difficulty getting out of their driveways because of heavy traffic on Boot Road. Employees from various corporate parks, including the QVC Studio Park, access Route 202 from Boot Road.
“It’s a horrible plan. There’s a slew of new development coming to the area which already has severe traffic problems,” said Tom Casey,…


East Goshen eyes Boot Road solutions

Posted: 06/05/09 By ANNE PICKERING, Staff Writer

EAST GOSHEN — The Board of Supervisors made a decision Tuesday to continue to investigate solutions to traffic problems on Boot Road but not to move forward with plans to reconfigure the traffic lanes.

A proposal to possibly re-stripe the roadway to make it four lanes instead of the current three lanes drew the ire of local residents. Many worried that the proposed improvements would make it more difficult for them to safely exit and enter onto Boot Road from their homes.

The outcome pleased Tom Casey, a resident in the 1000 block of Windsor Drive, who acted as a spokesperson for many families who live off Boot Road south of Hershey’s Mill.

“Me and the other residents are satisfied and happy that they changed their minds,” said Casey Thursday.