Lower Nazareth Township supervisors plan to write the United States regulatory agency that will decide whether the PennEast pipeline is built and voice concerns. While Lower Nazareth supervisors last month stopped short of passing a formal resolution in opposition of the project, the board had suggested the public write the township with concerns. The township now plans to send those comments, as well as additional concerns from the board, to FERC by the deadline [for the Environmental scoping period].
A group of Williams Township residents has formed to oppose the PennEast pipeline with the aim of developing similar groups throughout Northampton and Bucks counties. The group, Concerned Citizens Against the PennEast Pipeline of Williams Township, announced its intention Wednesday night to the township supervisors.
Accidents involving 'high consequence area pipelines,' where people or buildings are more likely to be impacted, have increased in recent years. The study (pdf), issued Tuesday by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), was released amid a growing push by the federal government to extract and exploit the vast gas holdings found in shale deposits around the U.S.
The family of Linda Cerritelli, 62, whose badly charred body was found after the explosion, are accusing PSE&G and subcontractor Henkels & McCoy of negligence. The March 4 explosion occurred after workers digging in the South Fork neighborhood ruptured a gas line that spewed gas for a lengthy period before the explosion occurred, officials have said.
Last month an anti-fracking group settled a lawsuit against Pennsylvania, after it was erroneously labeled a potential terrorist threat. But documents obtained by StateImpact Pennsylvania show law enforcement here and in other parts of the country continue to conduct surveillance on anti-fracking activists, leading some to claim their Constitutional rights are being violated.
See how many pads there are throughout Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, North Dakota, Colorado, Wyoming and Pennsylvania via a Google Earth tour.
Thousands of miles of new pipelines in Pennsylvania will have to be built to transport Marcellus Shale gas.
Nobody knows how many miles of pipeline already exists in the state. That’s because Pennsylvania does not have one regulatory authority that oversees intrastate gas pipelines. In fact, out of 31 states that produce natural gas, Alaska is the only other state, besides Pennsylvania, that doesn’t.
National Journal, Issued by EAP - Energy Association of Pennsylvania, November 12, 2014
More than 130 people filled the Williams Township Fire Company No. 1 building Thursday night to find out how to fight the natural gas pipeline that PennEast is proposing to build through the Lehigh Valley and into New Jersey.
Karen Feridun, founder of Berks Gas Truth, told residents that she has been involved with a few other communities that were fighting proposed gas pipelines and that the communities have always emerged victorious.
"My best piece of advice is to get involved," she said. "Get organized, pull together. These are more winnable than you think."
WFMZ-TV Channel 69, November 07, 2014
Watch the channel 69 segment covering the informational pipeline meeting in Williams Township at the Morgan Hill fire house on October 6.
"This building was absolutely packed tonight, in fact some people had to be turned away because the building exceeded its maximum capacity."
Hunterdon County Democrat, November 06, 2014
This article about a community meeting in West Amwell, NJ describes not only the meeting and its circumstances, but shares some of the thoughts of the speakers.
"Although PennEast reps have conveyed the impression that the pipeline is inevitable, last night’s experts said that the right kind of united and strategic opposition has a good chance of stopping the pipeline."