Attention Lower Saucon Township/Northampton County Residents
For more information, please click on Lower Saucon Township Website: http://www.
WHEN: Monday, July 16th from 6 until 8 pm
WHERE: The Social Impact Center, 321 East Fourth Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015
WHO: Pipeline Safety Coalition and Concerned Citizens Against the Pipelines will gather to discuss the Adelphia Gateway Pipeline Project’s public safety implications, in addition to a myriad of other issues of concern to communities along the length of this pipeline project.
WHAT: As a result of the expedited nature of the Adelphia Gateway Pipeline Project’s FERC review process, intervener, and public comment timelines, many communities and property owners along the length of the line are just now becoming aware of this project. This meeting is an opportunity to gather together and share in information and resources related to our concerns about the impacts that this project might have on our communities. All are welcome.
WHY: The Adelphia Gateway Pipeline Project, “a proposed energy infrastructure project to convert the remaining 50 miles of an existing 84-mile pipeline from oil to natural gas” is currently under review by FERC. The project’s owner, NJR Pipeline Company (a subsidiary of New Jersey Resources Corporation), estimates construction to begin “by late 2018 and the pipeline is expected to be in service in 2019.”
BACKGROUND: “The company asked FERC to approve the project by August 1 so that it can complete the purchase of the pipeline, which is now known as Interstate Energy Co. LLC. The pipeline was [originally] built in the 1970s to deliver oil from Sunoco’s former Marcus Hook refinery to power plants owned by Pennsylvania Power & Light Co. It was partly converted to natural gas in 1996 as oil began to fall from favor as a fuel source for electricity generation.” Source: (http://www.philly.com/philly/