Dallas Township Supervisors of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania unanimously passed a resolution opposing the PennEast pipeline at their meeting on Monday, January 5, 2015.
A similar resolution is in the works to oppose the Williams Partner's Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline (ASP).
Dallas PA is being targeted as a Natural Gas Hub.
In addition to PennEast and Atlantic Sunrise, there are 2 other pipelines (not yet filed with FERC) headed for Dallas.
These are the Marc-II (Crestwood) which would connect ASP in Sullivan County to PennEast in Dallas, and the Diamond East (Williams) which would run parallel to PennEast/Transco to New Jersey.
Dallas is the target because of the location of the Transco. There are currently 2 gathering lines connecting to Transco in Dallas: The Williams gathering line and Regency Partners Gathering line (formerly Chief/PVR), with two metering stations.
The "hub" is located approximately 1,500 feet from the Dallas School Campus. Approximately 3,000 students, teachers and staff are at the campus, in addition to numerous residential homes.
PENNEAST PIPELINE OPEN HOUSE
Monday, November 10, 2014 5:30PM-7:30PM
Coughlin High School
80 North Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
For more information contact Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition:
12 communities along the PennEast have passed a resolution opposing the PennEast pipeline. What about your community?
Even if you are not seeing any pipeline proposals for your area today, you should be educating themselves about pipelines and midstream facilities, because PIPELINES ARE COMING fast and furious. Go to the Pipeline Safety Coalition: http://www.pscoalition.org/
10 tips to know if a pipeline company comes knocking at the your door: http://www.farmanddairy.com/news/10-tips-know-pipeline-company-comes-knocking-door/222895.html
DID YOU KNOW?
NATURAL GAS INDUSTRIALIZATION IS COMING TO LUZERNE COUNTY!
More pipelines, more midstream facilities, more risks and hazards.
Pipeline corporations pay NO FEES or TAXES to local communities. Pipeline corporations are increasingly reorganizing as Master Liability Partnerships (MLP). Because MLPs are classified as partnerships, they avoid corporate income tax at both state and federal levels. Additionally, limited partners may also record a pro-rated share of the MLP's depreciation on their own tax forms to reduce liability. This is the primary benefit of MLPs and gives MLPs relatively cheap funding.
The proposed pipelines are TRANSMISSION LINES; this means there are NO new service hook-ups for homes and businesses in Luzerne County. In fact the natural gas is headed for EXPORT facilities according to the Williams Partners 2014 1st quarter report, CEO Alan Armstrong:
"We're excited about the accelerating pace of expansion projects at Transco, including Atlantic Sunrise, Dalton Lateral and our newly announced Gulf Trace project. The Atlantic Sunrise and Gulf Trace projects will serve as important infrastructure for future LNG export facilities at Cove Point and Sabine Pass."
BEFORE YOU SIGN
Word has reached us of people receiving offers from PennEast or their affiliates for right-of-way permissions.
Before you Sign:
For updates on pipelines in Luzerne County about meetings, hearings and action you may take visit Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition of Luzerne County at http://www.gdacoalition.org/
Contact us: Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition
PO Box 275 Dallas, PA 18612
STOP PennEast Pipeline is also working with Concerned Citizens Against the Pipeline from many communities. One project in particular will need your help in collecting information in order to prepare a submission to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). We need to provide information about the impact of the proposed pipeline on our region and on individual lands impacted by the project and would like to reach out to property owners along the route of the proposed PennEast Pipeline. We ask you to take the attached survey IF your property is impacted by the proposed pipeline. (We are also interested in your information if your property "abuts" or is adjacent to the 400 feet pipeline "study route" which surrounds the pipeline itself. Please note that fact in your response.)
Take the survey NOW! Click on this link: Luzerne County
Natural Gas Pipelines: What's Here and What's Coming
Luzerne County is poised to become a central location for Natural Gas Pipelines.
Bit of History
In 2011, two natural gas corporations proposed metering stations, compressor station and a glycol dehydration plant to be located near the school campus. After residents became aware of the proposed projects and actively objected to it, the major industrial expansion of the Transco and related facilities were scaled back.