FERC Delays Enviro Review of Atlantic Sunrise Pipe to Dec 30

delayedSome more disappointing news for 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. One week ago MDN brought you the news that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced it is actively reviewing two alternative routes for the Central Penn Line (an important part of the Sunrise project), accepting public comments on the two alternative routes until Nov. 14 (see Cabot Issues Update on Atlantic Sunrise – Possible Route Change). Translation: a delay for the project. Yesterday the Atlantic Sunrise got another delay from FERC when the agency filed paperwork stating they will now not issue a final environmental impact statement (FIS) until Dec. 30th, meaning a final “go ahead and build it” decision won’t come now until March 30, 2017. Bummer…

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