ATLANTIC SUNRISE PIPELINE EXPANSION PROJECT

Williams Energy is proposing a gas pipeline through Lancaster County that would run the proposed pipeline about 35 miles through Drumore, Conestoga, Martic, Manor, West Hempfield, Rapho and Mount Joy townships.  About 350 properties would be affected.   Concerned?  See below for resources.

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WRITE TO FERC

Write or leave a comment with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.  This government agency will approve/deny the project. While it is important to voice your concerns to local and state legislature, they will not be the ones voting on this matter, however, it has been said that Congressman/woman do have the ability to sway FERC’s decision making process. FERC is supposed to have representatives at the meeting tonight, but here’s how you may contact FERC directly and OFTEN:

Submit electronically:   https://ferconline.ferc.gov/QuickComment.aspx

 Submit snail mail:

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
888 First Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20426
Attention: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary
Reference: Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC
Atlantic Sunrise Project

Docket No. PF14-8

Atlantic Sunrise ID is PF14-8-000

Rock Springs ID is PF14-3-000

FERC Comment on the Williams’ Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline Expansion Project

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MEETINGS

Monday, August 4th from 6-10 p.m. – Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Public Scoping Meeting for the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline Expansion Project Proposed by William at the Student Memorial Center, 21 S. George Street, Millersville, PA 17551 at Millersville University.  Williams staff will be available from 6-7 p.m. only for an open house.   From LancasterOnline.com – “Your input will help the Commission staff determine what issues need to be evaluated in the environmental impact statement,” FERC said.  

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Meeting Notes from 7/1 West Hempfield Township Meeting

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FOR FARMERS

Submitted by: Kevin Brown, Ag Resource Specialist Bradford County Conservation District
200 Lake Road, Suite E
Towanda, PA 18848
570-265-5539 Ext. 6
March 17, 2014

 NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Crop Yield Effects of Pipeline Installation

The Bradford County Conservation District and Penn State Extension are looking to study the effect that gas pipeline installation is having on crop yields. The goal is to confirm and develop protocols to follow in order to most effectively maintain, or bring the soil productivity back to, pre-construction (or better) condition. We are seeking landowners that would be willing to share their experience with these situations (both good and bad) and partner with us to potentially include their operation and property in the study. If you or anyone you know would like to speak with us about participating in this study, please give Kevin Brown a call at 570-265-5539 ext 101.

Evaulation of Reclamation Efforts from Pipeline Right of way Construction Using the Cornell Soil Health Test –  Cornell soil health PIPELINE

Pipelines Hinder Corn Crop Yields

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INFORMATION FROM WILLIAMS

Williams’ Official Transo Pipeline/Atlantic Sunrise Expansion Project Page

Mount Joy/Rapho/West Hempfield Alternate Route Map – Dated 7/11 from Williams’ website 

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WEST HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP INFORMATION

West Hempfield Township Pipeline Information Page

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MEDIA COVERAGE

WITF/Smart Talk: A Controversial Natural Gas Pipeline

Diane Rehm – Soaring Natural Gas Production, New Pipelines and Private Property Rights

Lancasteronline.com – Pipeline Coverage

Fracked Gas Will be Exported Out of Cove Point MD Facility

Former PA State Health Employees Say They Were Silence on Drilling Health Concerns

If you have any press releases, Engle Printing and Publishing will print them for free, as space allows, to notify the public about meetings and general info regarding the pipelie in the Lancaster, York, Chester, Lebanon and Dauphin county community papers. Send them to Ann at news@engleonline.com

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GENERAL RESOURCES/OPINION/INFORMATION

Opinion Piece: Atlantic Sunrise  – Learning How to Fight

Opinion: A Pipeline Threatens Our Family Land

Detailed Map of Pipeline Impact Route (uncertain of validity)

Lebanon Pipeline Awareness

Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF)

No Pipeline signs can be picked up at the Pottery Works 16 W Orange St, Lancaster, PA 17603 – Suggested donation $5 – call first to make sure they have stock (717) 299-9963