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Support the Atlantic Sunrise: Attend DEP Public Hearings

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PA DEP will hold a public comment period and hearings on the Atlantic Sunrise, all are encouraged to go and show their support on this important project.

PA DEP is looking for public feedback on the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline project. Starting May 27, 2017 they will open a comment period and hold public hearings. This will be an excellent opportunity for any and all energy consumers, business owners or union members to come out to show strong support on this much needed pipeline.

The hearings will concentrate on the application for water obstruction and encroachments, erosion and sediment control and a general permit for earth disturbance associated with oil and gas activities. There will be four hearing dates and locations and this will be a perfect opportunity to show PA DEP we support the Atlantic Sunrise and want affordable energy.

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will open a comment period on May 27, 2017 and hold four public hearings for feedback on the earth disturbance (Chp. 102)  and waterway and wetland encroachment (Chp.105) permit applications submitted by Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC for the proposed Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline Project.

The proposed pipeline would run through northeast and central Pennsylvania and would connect natural gas-producing regions in northeastern Pennsylvania to markets in the Mid-Atlantic and southeastern states. The pipeline project is proposed to run through Clinton, Columbia, Lancaster, Lebanon, Luzerne, Lycoming, Northumberland, Schuylkill, Susquehanna and Wyoming counties.

“We want to provide the public, especially those living near the pipeline route, with the opportunity to review permit applications and provide thoughtful, critical, and constructive feedback to aid in our technical review,” said DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell. “DEP is committed to an open and transparent review process and takes public input very seriously as we review the permit applications.”

A technical review is being conducted by department engineers and biologists to ensure the applications meet applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

The hearings will focus on the applications submitted for Chapter 105 Water Obstruction and Encroachments and Chapter 102 Erosion and Sediment Control General Permit for Earth Disturbance Associated with Oil and Gas activities. These permits are required for proposed activities located in, along, across or projecting into a watercourse, floodway or body of water, including wetlands and for earth disturbances associated with oil and gas exploration, production, processing or treatment operations or transmission facilities when earth disturbance is five acres or greater.

You can view the entire press release, including times and locations, here.

Sign up now to talk by contacting the following DEP folks
to get on the list before our fractivist opponents do!

Monday, June 12, 2017
Tunkhannock Middle School Auditorium, 6-9pm

Contact Megan Lehman at (570) 327-3659 or meglehman@pa.gov

Monday, June 12, 2017
Max Smith Auditorium, Lancaster Farm & Home Center, 6-9pm

Contact Megan Lehman at (570) 327-3659 or meglehman@pa.gov

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Bloomsburg High School Auditorium, 6-9pm

Contact Megan Lehman at (570) 327-3659 or meglehman@pa.gov

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Lutz Hall, Lebanon Valley College, 6-9pm

Contact Colleen Connolly at (570) 826-2035 or coconolly@pa.gov

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