25 People Arrested Blocking Entrances to FERC, Protesting Proposed Fracked Gas Export Facility and Pipelines.
WASHINGTON - July 14 - Residents impacted by shale gas infrastructure and their supporters, including Council staff, blocked the entrances to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) headquarters today in protest of the proposed Cove Point liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility and pipeline projects throughout the northeast.
The Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline, or the Central Penn Lines North and South would create a shortcut between the existing Transco Leidy Line in Columbia County with the Transcontinental Gas Pipeline in Lancaster County. It is a greenfield pipeline, meaning it would create a new Right-Of-Way (ROW).
Last Wednesday night, Williams’ Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company held an open house at Millersville University in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania regarding their proposed Atlantic Sunrise pipeline project. Over 1000 landowners and community members came prepared to ask questions of the Fortune 200 Company about the impacts that the project will have on their communities.
The Council and its members thank the Senator for his support of the EPA's proposed limit on carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants and urge him to work with Pennsylvania to develop a plan for complying with this lifesaving rule.
The Council has been waiting for the Uniform Construction Code Review and Advisory Council to publish their record of the February 20 meeting where the Council criticized the UCC RAC effort to update building codes in Pennsylvania.
At the May 21 meeting of the Department of Environmental Protection Citizens Advisory Council, Outreach Director Matt Walker gave the following testimony, stressing the importance of having a solid plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and in turn climate change. Pennsylvania is emphasizing its plan to employ waste-to-energy and coal waste facilities that will actually increase carbon dioxide emissions.