Atlantic Sunrise Gets Ready to Cross 5 Towns in Lebanon County, PA

As MDN reported yesterday, construction work on two compressor stations part of the Williams $3 billion Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline project began last Friday, the same day the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) gave the project permission to begin construction (see Williams Breaks Ground on Atlantic Sunrise Pipe, Ahead of Schedule). Next up will be digging to lay the pipeline itself. The Lebanon Daily News reports residents in Lebanon County can count on seeing activity there “any day now.” The article names the five townships where the pipeline will cross, and says first up will be staging of equipment, then tree clearing, and finally (perhaps in mid-to-late October) the pipeline itself will get laid in the ground. A few antis in Lebanon have been quite vocal against the project over the past couple of years (see Lebanon County Antis Want Public (Spectacle) Mtg or No Mtg at All). Interestingly, over the past year or so Lebanon antis have been mum. Will we see any nutjobs chain themselves to bulldozers in Lebanon County? We doubt it, but you never know. Depends on whether or not out-of-town Big Green groups send troublemakers into the area. Here’s the list of five towns fortunate enough to see the Atlantic Sunrise, along with the list of four contractors hired to build the pipeline…

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