Pipeline Information Website for Chester County, PA Goes Live

Lynda Farrell and her husband Steve, landowners in Chester County, PA (near Philadelphia) first learned of pipelines in 1992 when a pipeline close to their home was excavated to check for a leak. In 2008 Williams informed the Farrells and their neighbors they wanted to expand a pipeline in their area (you can see where this is going). In 2011, Lynda, tired of not having good information about what pipelines were where, and who’s planning what, started a non-profit called the Pipeline Safety Coalition.

Lynda’s efforts have borne fruit. Chester County, where she lives, has just launched a Pipeline Information Center complete with interactive maps of where existing pipelines are located, who owns them, and more. Lynda is now on a mission to get the other 66 PA counties to do the same thing. While we suspect Lynda considers herself to be against shale drilling and that her motivation in starting the Pipeline Safety Coalition is to whip up public dissent to new pipelines (and thereby shale drilling), we believe she’s done PA residents a good service. The site and the information are very good, and we’re big believers that more information when it comes to drilling and pipelines is a good thing. So, hats off to Lynda…

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