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.