On October 14, DTE Midstream Appalachia, LLC filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to build a 14-mile pipeline that would connect the proposed Birdsboro natural gas power plant to the Texas Eastern pipeline.
The 16″ pipeline would run from Birdsboro to the Texas Eastern (TETCO) interconnect on Water Street in Oley. The affected municipalities include: Borough of Birdsboro, Union Township, Oley Township, Rockland Township, and Amity Township, Berks County, PA. A very rough idea of the pipeline’s route based on the description provided by DTE to FERC is here. The FERC docket number assigned to the project is PF17-1.
Please look for announcements regarding community meetings to organize opposition to this pipeline. Stopping this pipeline will stop the unnecessary power plant.
You can take immediate action to oppose the pipeline by setting up a free account on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s site and leaving comments expressing your concerns about the pipeline. The more information we get on the docket, the more FERC is obliged to consider. Our FERC Public Participation Process document provides you with step-by-step instructions on becoming a commenter.
Download instructions for becoming a commenter on the FERC docket.