27 May '11, 8pm

News: Feds Overlook Environmental Impacts of Controversial Pipeline Project

In an environmental assessment issued today by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the agency tried to make the case that a 39-mile pipeline project that would slice through the Endless Mountains region of Pennsylvania and tear up almost 600 acres of land would have ‘no significant impact’ on the environment. The announcement comes one day after local business owners and residents kicked off the start of the summer tourist season with a ‘Picnics, Not Pipelines’ event and a plea to local, state, and federal officials to preserve the region’s scenic beauty and way of life in the face of the proposed gas pipeline project. The Central New York Oil and Gas Company wants to install an industrial gas pipeline that would replace wooded mountains and pastoral landscapes with 39 miles of pipeline, additional miles of lateral gathering lines, access roads, massive compressor un...

Full article: http://earthjustice.org/news/press/2011/feds-overlook-env...

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