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The County of Carbon has passed a resolution

in opposition to the PennEast/UGI pipeline,

and has registered as an intervener.  

Read The Carbon County Resolution

 

The Carbon County

Planning and Development Office

has raised concerns about

PennEast's permit application

and sent a letter to PADEP

Read 02/18/2016 Times News Article 

 

All three Carbon County Commissioners

have publicly expressed their concerns about

PennEast's permit application 

and the pipeline's negative impact

on the county 

Read 02/19/2016 Times News Article

 

All Carbon County Townships

targeted by the PennEast/UGI pipeline

 have registered as interveners

and have passed resolutions 

in opposition to the pipeline.  

  

The Lehigh Gap Nature Center

and

Carbon County Environmental Education Center

have registered as interveners. 

 

 

The Carbon County Environmental Education Center 

and

The Wildlife Information Center in Slatington

have refused to accept  $5000 grants from PennEast.

 Read About Grant Refusals

 

 

 Carbon County Residents

are protesting, attending events,

and speaking out against the pipeline,

writing letters to the editor and elected officials,

refusing easement offers,

and learning all they can to

STOP PENNEAST

 

Read Attorney Peter Carfley's Advice

Concerning PennEast's Offers

to Impacted Property Owners

TIMES NEWS 02/22/2016

 

 

 

 

Planners Voice Pipeline

And

Compressor Station Concerns

 

Carbon County Planning Commissioners are saying that PennEast/UGI plans have “inconsistencies” and that the project “...is not consistent with the adopted county or multi-county comprehensive plan and is not in compliance with the various Kidder Twp., DEP and/or US Army Corps of Engineers ordinances or regulatory requirements.”

Ivan Meixell of County Planning also “took exception to the company’s narrative, which states that the project is designed to provide the lowest cost of natural gas produced in the Marcellus Shale Region.” Mr. Meixell is quoted, “In fact, when I was on the “stop the pipeline” website, every township in Carbon from Kidder all the way down to New Jersey is protesting this. There is not one home in Carbon that will receive any of this natural gas.”

 

To read the complete story,

please click below:

Times News March 17, 2016

 

  

U. S. Congressman Cartwright Supports Us

 

On June 6, 2016, United States members of congress Leonard Lance and Bonnie Coleman from New Jersey and Matt Cartwright (represents most of Carbon) and Mike Fitzpatrick from Pennsylvania sent a letter concerning the PennEast pipeline project to the administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The letter makes three important points:

(1) lack of an integrated approach to evaluation of the project

(2) this lack of integration is to be addressed by more oversight/input from the EPA and support to the Army Corps of Engineers and NJ Department of Environmental Protection, which has taken a very hard line on this pipeline’s lack of survey information

(3) The EPA is also asked to work with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to assure that FERC meets the National Environmental Policy Act requirements for a regional analysis of need. The letter states that “FERC must not solely accept precedent contracts as evidence of project need, just as simply assessing a private shippers ability to profit does not satisfy FERC’s mandate to consider the public interest.”

Once again, we have the support of our Congressman Matt Cartwright. To send an email to his office thanking him for his continued support go to: cartwright.house.gov

 

 

COPIES OF DEIS AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
has published the
Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)
They conclude the impacts of the PennEast/UGI pipeline are "minimal"

We cannot let this stand!

The PennEast/UGI pipeline threatens to take private land using eminent domain.

It will cause direct removal or fragmentation of 633 acres of forest

and would result in 56 acres of temporary impact to wetlands,

35 acres of permanent impact to wetlands, and 255 waterbody crossings.

You can get the DEIS files at http://pipeinfo.org

or

Save Carbon County

will provide free copies of the DEIS on Compact Disc

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to contact us by e-mail

or find us on Facebook:

"Stop the Fracking Pipeline"

 

Read Times News Sept. 3, 2016

front page story about the pipeline and the DEIS:

CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

Copy the letter below and send it to Governor Wolf

Contact Save Carbon County

for paper copies of this and other letters 

 


Governor Tom Wolf
Office of the Governor
508 Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120

 

Dear Governor Wolf:


You are to be commended for your concern about methane gas and your strategy to reduce methane emissions in Pennsylvania. As you know, methane is a greenhouse gas that is the primary component of natural gas and has been identified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as the second-most prevalent greenhouse gas emitted in the United States from human activities.
Your strategy to reduce methane emissions includes plans to reduce methane leaks at new natural gas wells, compressor stations, processing facilities, and pipelines. This is a step in the right direction, but more needs to be done. Specifically a hard look needs to be taken at the necessity for new natural gas wells and pipelines in Pennsylvania. The best way to reduce methane emissions would be to focus on renewable energy sources and eliminate Pennsylvania’s focus on natural gas, a resource that is destined to dry up and leave the state’s environment and economy devastated.
The PennEast Pipeline project is a prime example of the unnecessary buildup of methane-producing infrastructure. Skipping Stone, one of the country’s premier energy markets consulting firms, says, “Local gas distribution companies in the Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey market have more than enough firm capacity to meet the needs of customers during peak winter periods.” The New Jersey Rate Counsel, an independent state agency, has gone on record stating PennEast has not demonstrated its proposed pipeline is needed, according to comments filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The counsel went on to characterize the project as "unduly generous to PennEast and unfair to consumers.”
We urge you to join the thousands of Pennsylvania and New Jersey residents who have spoken out against the PennEast Pipeline. We need you to protect us from the unnecessary production of methane gas and the lasting environmental damage that will result if this project is completed.

 

 

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