Hearing on PennEast Pipeline environmental impact set for Aug. 17 in Wilkes-Barre


By Eileen Godin - egodin@timesleader.com



Transfer pipes carry liquified natural gas to and from a holding tank, seen in background, at Dominion Energy’s Cove Point LNG Terminal in Lusby, Md., Thursday, June 12, 2014. Federal regulators concluded that Dominion Energy’s proposal to export liquefied natural gas from its Cove Point terminal on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland would pose ‘no significant impact’ on the environment.


Cliff Owen| AP Photo

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will hold a public hearing on the agency’s draft environmental impact study on the PennEast Pipeline from 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17 at Best Western Genetti Hotel & Conference Center in Wilkes-Barre.

This hearing is one out of six FERC will hold in communities along the 118.8-mile pipeline’s route. Other Pennsylvania meetings are scheduled in Bethlehem, Jim Thorpe, Lahaska as well as two in New Jersey.

Citizens will have an opportunity to voice concerns about the draft EIS.

FERC’s EIS is available at www.ferc.gov using the eLibrary link and docket number CP15-558-000. FERC will not provide a presentation.

If you are unable to attend, comments can also be submitted to FERC by calling 202-502-8258, visiting efiling@ferc.gov or mail them to Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; 888 First St. NE, Room 1A; Washington, D.C. 20426.

All information must be received by Sept. 12 to be included in the final EIS.

Transfer pipes carry liquified natural gas to and from a holding tank, seen in background, at Dominion Energy’s Cove Point LNG Terminal in Lusby, Md., Thursday, June 12, 2014. Federal regulators concluded that Dominion Energy’s proposal to export liquefied natural gas from its Cove Point terminal on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland would pose ‘no significant impact’ on the environment.
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_pipeline-AP.jpgTransfer pipes carry liquified natural gas to and from a holding tank, seen in background, at Dominion Energy’s Cove Point LNG Terminal in Lusby, Md., Thursday, June 12, 2014. Federal regulators concluded that Dominion Energy’s proposal to export liquefied natural gas from its Cove Point terminal on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland would pose ‘no significant impact’ on the environment. Cliff Owen| AP Photo

By Eileen Godin

egodin@timesleader.com

Reach Eileen Godin at 570-991-6387 or on Twitter @TLNews.

Reach Eileen Godin at 570-991-6387 or on Twitter @TLNews.

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