Coordinator, External Affairs
Cabot Oil & Gas
Mike Atchie, manager of public outreach for Williams, explains the importance of the Atlantic Sunrise, a vital pipeline for America’s energy needs.
Every day, Americans take warm showers, charge their electronics and do a number of things that require reliable energy. But how often do we take a moment to consider where our energy comes from?
One source of abundant, American energy is natural gas. It’s used to generate power, fuel our transportation needs, and serve as a critical component in American manufacturing. Through each of these uses, natural gas is reducing emissions, lowering energy costs and creating good-paying jobs.
Atlantic Sunrise is critically important to Pennsylvania. It is a major natural gas pipeline that will add much-needed capacity to America’s constrained pipeline network. Once built, it will help millions of more Americans gain greater access to this affordable, reliable, environmentally responsible and domestically produced energy source. Atlantic Sunrise will also:
- Drive $1.6 billion in regional economic activity.
- Directly employ approximately 2,300 people during the pipeline’s construction phase.
- Increase the potential for greater supply of renewable energy by giving utilities better access to lower-cost and more-reliable natural gas, enabling utilities to offset higher costs and reliability issues that are sometimes associated with renewables.
- Help the country further reduce carbon emissions, which it is currently doing thanks to the proliferation of natural gas.
How you can help the Atlantic Sunrise
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued the draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) last month and opened a public comment period ending June 27, 2016.
As part of the public comment process, the FERC scheduled four public-comment meetings from June 13 – 16. We need supporters like you to attend one or more of these meetings to tell FERC that you support Atlantic Sunrise.
Please let us know which meeting(s) you plan to attend by registering through the links below:
(Please note: those who wish to speak at a meeting must also register at the meeting sign-up location when they arrive.)
These meetings are a great opportunity to help Pennsylvania seize the important opportunities Atlantic Sunrise provides.
If you are not able to attend a meeting, but still want to show your support take a moment to sign this letter and let FERC know you believe that Atlantic Sunrise is a key piece of energy infrastructure.
Reposted from Well Said Cabot.