From the computer or other device on which you are reading this to the air conditioner that cools your home and office, natural gas literally fuels the quality of life for most Americans. It provides warmth for families, electricity to power homes, schools, hospitals and businesses, and the opportunity to reinvigorate American manufacturing with clean, affordable and abundant energy that helps make possible everything from computers and mobile phones to school supplies and medicine.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently issued its draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the PennEast Pipeline Project and initiated a 52-day public comment period, which includes six public meetings.
A $1.2 billion investment, the PennEast Pipeline Project will begin in Luzerne County in northeastern Pennsylvania, end in Mercer County, New Jersey, and:
- Include construction of an underground steel pipeline that will exceed minimum safety requirements;
- Enhance reliability by alleviating existing pipeline constraints;
- Provide local energy consumers electricity and natural gas savings;
- Deliver to eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey families and businesses a $1.62 billion positive economic impact;
- Be the first transmission pipeline that directly delivers from Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale formation to New Jersey; and
- Increase America’s energy independence by maximizing a local, abundant energy source.
- Share your comments via the FERC e-comment process here or through the PennEast Pipeline web site here.
- Attend one of the FERC public meetings August 15 – August 17. For a complete schedule of meetings, visit Individually, voices are strong. Collectively, they will be heard!