Pipelines and Infrastructure

Current Projects Proposed or Underway in Berks County

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Project Currently on Hold 

Source: http://www.commonwealthpipeline.com/Pipeline/Default.aspx
Currently, the following projects are in operation, proposed, or underway in Berks County (see top map):

EmberClear Gas-to-Liquid (GTL) Plant in South Heidelberg Township (proposed)

Bernville Compressor Station (in operation)

Texas Eastern Pipeline Bernville Loop (underway)

Berks Hollow Natural Gas Power Plant (underway)

Bechtelsville Compressor Station (in operation)

Sunoco’s Mariner East Line (Montello and Beckersville pumping stations) (proposed)

 


South Heidelberg Community Association Fights GTL Facility

South Heidelberg Community Association website

SHCA’s petition

Blog post about their efforts


 

See how Chester County fought the Commonwealth Pipeline!

 Visit the Pipeline Opposition Alliance’s Site

 Visit the Warwick Township Page

 Visit East Nantmeal’s Pipeline Site

Chester County Township Resolutions

East Nantmeal’s Resolution

North Coventry’s Resolution

Warwick’s Resolution

West Vincent’s Resolution

 

TAKE ACTION!!

1) SIGN THE PIPELINE OPPOSITION ALLIANCE’S PETITION!

This is a petition started by the group of residents organizing in Chester County, but it is open to signatures to people from Berks County, as well!

Tell your county, state, and federal elected officials to Say NO to the Commonwealth Pipeline!

 

2) TELL THE DELAWARE RIVER BASIN COMMISSION TO EXERCISE THEIR AUTHORITY OVER PIPELINES!

The Delaware River Basin Commission has never exercised their authority over pipelines and the Delaware Riverkeeper Network is looking to change that! Read the letter they submitted to the DRBC here. Please sign and share their petition!

Delaware River Basin Commission, exercise your legal authority over gas pipelines!

 

3) TAKE THE PLEDGE TO PROTECT THE DELAWARE RIVER WATERSHED!

Those of us in the Delaware River Watershed are fortunate to be in one of the few places in Pennsylvania that is under a gas drilling moratorium. We’d like to keep it that way! The Delaware River Basin Commission could pass regulations in the coming months that would bring the moratorium to an end. We’re asking for your help to protect our watershed and keep the moratorium in place!

Take the Pledge to Protect the Delaware River!

 


 

CAROLYN ELEFANT TALK

Carolyn Elefant, an attorney who specializes in FERC pipeline cases, spoke to an audience of about 175 concerned citizens and public officials at Owen J. Roberts High School in Pottstown on February 16, 2012. The free public event was sponsored by the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, Pipeline Safety Coalition, and Berks Gas Truth.

Elefant is author of a guide called Knowing and Protecting Your Rights when an Interstate Gas Pipeline Comes to Your Community.

Download a copy of the guide.

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SCHUYLKILL WATERSHED CONGRESS TALK BY KAREN FERIDUN

(Faith Zerbe’s presentation, along with others from the Congress, will be available on the event website.
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ORGANIZATIONS WORKING WITH BERKS AND CHESTER COUNTY RESIDENTS ON COMMONWEALTH PIPELINE FIGHT

Delaware Riverkeeper Network
www.delawareriverkeeper.org/index.aspx
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Pipeline Safety Coalition
www.pscoalition.org/PSC/Home.html
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Natural Lands Trust
www.natlands.org/
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Berks Gas Truth
www.gastruth.org
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PIPELINE BASICS
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Pipelines in Pennsylvania: A Case Study of Lycoming County, by PA League of Women Voters, January 23, 2013

palwv.org/files/354_PipelinesinPA-ACaseStudyofLycomingCounty.pdf
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Pennsylvania Shale Pipelines: Underground and Unregulated, The Jurist, by Garrett Eisenhour, July 30, 2012
jurist.org/dateline/2012/07/garrett-eisenhour-pipeline-regulation.php
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A Pipeline Primer: Who, How, Where and What The Heck?, State Impact (NPR), by Susan Phillips, August 5, 2011
stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/2012/12/13/a-pipeline-primer-who-how-where-and-what-the-heck/
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Your Guide to Pipelines in Pennsylvania, State Impact (NPR)
stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/tag/pipelines/
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PIPELINE RISKS

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U.S. Pipeline Incidents Area a Daily Occurrence, by Matt Kelso, FracTracker.org, April 15, 2013

http://www.fractracker.org/2013/04/us-pipelines-average-incidents-are-a-daily-occurrence/

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Pipeline Safety Tracker (interactive webpage), by Lena Groeger, ProPublica, November 15, 2012
http://projects.propublica.org/pipelines/
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The Pipelines Are Coming; The Pipelines Are HERE! (white paper), Marcellus Shale Protest, March 26, 2012

www.marcellusprotest.org/pipeline_white_paper
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Invisible lines: The dangers of natural gas pipelines, Need to Know (PBS), by
Lucy Kennedy, December 17, 2010

www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know/video/video-invisible-lines-the-dangers-of-natural-gas-pipelines/5874/
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COMPRESSOR STATION SAFETY
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Wilma Subra & Health Effects of Gas Drilling (video), Luzerne County Citizens for Clean Air, July 13, 2012
luzernecountycleanair.com/wilma-subra-health-effects-of-gas-drilling/
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GRASSROOTS COMMUNITY ANTI-PIPELINE CAMPAIGNS
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Stop the Commonwealth Pipeline!
stopthecommonwealthpipeline.org/
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ORGANIZATIONS
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Pipeline Safety Trust
www.pstrust.org/
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Pennsylvania Pipeline Safety and Environmental Protection
www.papipelinesafety.org/
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SANE Energy Project
http://saneenergyproject.org/
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INDUSTRY RESOURCES
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Commonwealth Pipeline Official Site
www.commonwealthpipeline.com/
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GOVERNMENT RESOURCES
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Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)
www.phmsa.dot.gov/
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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
www.ferc.gov/
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National Pipeline Mapping System (NPMS)
www.npms.phmsa.dot.gov/

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