The comment period is over for the DEIS, but comments are still accepted on the docket:
Comments for the PennEast Pipeline (FERC Docket # CP15-558-000)
On Friday, July 22, 2016 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed PennEast pipeline.
This DEIS is riddled with data gaps and incomplete information. How is it possible for FERC to determine that there are no environmental impacts with so much information missing. The DEIS should be withdrawn until PennEast has submitted all of the required data.
The deadline to comment is September 12, but you can still act. There are a number of actions we can each take to show FERC our profound opposition to this dangerous, unneeded pipeline. We must make our voices heard during this important comment period.
Please Submit Comments to the PennEast Docket (#CP15-558-000):
Comment 1 - Demand that FERC withdraw the DEIS because it is incomplete;
Comment 2 - Demand that FERC to extend the public comment period until a complete DEIS is available for review; and
Comment 3 - Comment many times, each time point out a specific problems in the DEIS, including assumptions, missing information, and issues that are either ignored or insufficiently addressed.
Our goal is to submit as many substantial, fact-based comments as possible. Intervenors’ comments and landowners’ comments carry more weight, and FERC must respond to each relevant comment.
Directions on how to post comments to the Docket and sample letters can be found at:
In your comments to FERC, it is important that you raise as many different points as possible. You should include detailed notes, specific data and unique stories about how you, your family, your community, and your property or business would be impacted by PennEast.
The PennEast pipeline is not needed, not wanted, and would have unacceptable impacts on our land, water and communities. Thank you for joining with us and the many organizations working together to send a strong message to FERC. Together, let’s STOP PENNEAST!