FERC schedules hearings on
PennEast pipeline

 

Sort of a bad news, good news week from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission —  something for everyone in the PennEast Pipeline battle. Which news is which likely depends on what side of the battle you're on.

FERC has completed its draft environmental impact statement for the controversial pipeline, and it has changed from past practice by setting up six different hearings — there's usually only one.

The list of hearings is below.

The EIS, as it's called, notes FERC staff approval of the plan:

"The FERC staff concludes that approval of the proposed project, with the mitigation measures recommended in the EIS, would result in some adverse environmental impacts, but impacts would be reduced to less-than- significant levels with the implementation of PennEast’s proposed and FERC staff recommended mitigation measures."

Copies of the document are available at the FERC website — make sure you have the docket number: Docket No. CP15-558-000

FERC welcomes comments from the public in a variety of ways as well as at the hearings. Call or write: 202-502-8258 or efiling@ferc.gov.

Two hearings will be held at separate locations each day in the evening for three days.

Monday, August 15: 6-10 p.m.

Best Western Lehigh Valley & Conference Center

300 Gateway Drive

Bethlehem, PA, 18017

Phone: 610-866-5800

Monday, August 15: 6-10 p.m.

Penn's Peak

325 Maury Road

Jim Thorpe, PA, 18229

Phone: 610-826-9000

Tuesday, August 16: 6-10 p.m.

Holiday Inn Clinton-Bridgewater

Hunterdon Ballroom

111 W. Main Street

Clinton, NJ

Tuesday, August 16: 6-10 p.m.

Peddler's Village

Lahaska and Neshaminy Rooms
Routes 202 & 263

Lahaska, PA 19831

Phone: 215-794-4000

Wednesday, August 17: 6-10 p.m.

Best Western Genetti Hotel & Conference Center
77 E Market Street

Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

Phone: 570-823-6152

Wednesday, August 17: 6-10 p.m.

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