Federal regulators say pipeline's effect would be 'limited'
April 10, 2017
The environmental impacts of a proposed $1.2 billion natural gas pipeline from northeastern Pennsylvania to New Jersey would be "effectively limited," federal regulators said Friday.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued its final environmental impact study for the 120-mile (193-kilometer) PennEast pipeline and outlined several areas of concern, including trace amounts of arsenic in some rocks the pipeline would cross and potential threats to endangered and threatened species, including the bog turtle and Indiana bat.
But the report says PennEast is proposing mitigation efforts such as well monitoring and avoiding endangered animal habitats.
"We conclude that the cumulative impacts associated with the project, when combined with other known or reasonably foreseeable projects, would be effectively limited," the report said...<- Go Back
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