Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline – Supporters and Detractors in Southeast PA

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MDN has written dozens of articles about Williams’ Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline project, a $3 billion, 198-mile project running through 10 Pennsylvania counties to connect Marcellus Shale natural gas from PA with the Williams’ Transco pipeline in southern Lancaster County. It is a much-needed pipeline to move more Marcellus gas south, to new markets (see a list of our Atlantic Sunrise articles here). What’s the current status? It’s going through a regulatory review with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Back in May the project received a favorable Environmental Impact Statement from FERC (see Williams’ Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline Gets Positive EIS from FERC). Williams expects final FERC approval later this year or early next year, despite negative feedback from the Obama EPA, Obama Dept. of Interior, and despite ongoing frivolous lawsuits from the likes of THE Delaware Riverkeeper. Mark our words: this project will get built. Below are a couple of bits of news about Atlantic Sunrise. One is about a recent debate, held in Lancaster Monday evening, among three candidates for the PA Senate. Predictably the Democrat is against Atlantic Sunrise, and the Republican is for it. Also below is news that the usual nutty suspects, including the Allegheny Defense Project, Appalachian Mountain Advocates, the Sierra Club (among others) have filed yet another request with FERC to block the project by changing the already-issued favorable EIS…

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