It’s official – the PennEast Pipeline Project has been cancelled!
In response to a letter from FERC (the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) requesting clarification on conflicting press reports, the Penn East group wrote:
“The PennEast member companies, following extensive evaluation and discussion, recently determined that further development of the Project is no longer supported given the challenges in acquiring certain permits needed to construct the Project, including a water quality certification and other wetlands permits under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act for the New Jersey portion of the Project. Accordingly, PennEast has ceased all further development of the Project.”
This is a huge win for the local environment including the Cooks Creek Watershed. This pipeline developer hoped to cut a gash through our Watershed and others like it, and the Delaware River here in Durham, in pursuit of private revenue growth with no demonstrable public benefit.
In a further win, the folks in Bucks County who have been working hard to #ProtectTheAirWeAllShare just won their case in court last week!
The case against the PA Department of Environmental Protection’s Air Quality Approval for the Adelphia Gateway Quakertown Compressor Station will finally go before the Environmental Hearing Board.
Nonetheless, the Adelphia pipeline remains a threat to the local watershed.
There is a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for the considerable legal costs of opposing this pipeline development threat to the local watershed.