The shale boom continues to propel Pennsylvania natural gas production at record volumes. Yet insufficient pipeline capacity severely limits consumer access to the state’s affordable and abundant natural gas supplies. This is why it is critical that the Atlantic Sunrise expansion project is constructed on its scheduled time.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved the project in early February, but there is more regulatory work to do. Construction of the pipeline is on schedule to begin later this year, pending receipt of regulatory approvals from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Atlantic Sunrise will immediately be a critical piece of infrastructure, connecting abundant Marcellus Shale natural gas from northeast Pennsylvania to families and businesses in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. In fact, once it is operational, Atlantic Sunrise will move enough natural gas to meet the daily energy needs of more than 7 million American homes.
The state DEP has shown promising support recently for regional natural gas pipelines. It approved the Mariner East 2 and PennEast projects in February.
It is clear that our leaders in Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania are finally getting the message: The time to unleash the economic power of American energy is here, and the time to build is now! Approval of Atlantic Sunrise would no doubt strengthen this same powerful message.
Clearly, Atlantic Sunrise would benefit thousands in Pennsylvania and millions throughout the Northeast. Please take a moment to help this project come to light.
Sign this petition to tell Gov. Tom Wolf that you support Atlantic Sunrise. It is time to tap into the abundant supply of clean, affordable energy sourced from our own backyard.