January 12, 2017 Natural Gas Utilization and Infrastructure Development Forum hosted by The PA State Grange
Panelists (L to R): Rod Wilt, Keystone Energy Forum / Stephanie Catarino-Wissman, American Petroleum Institute / Mike Atchie, Williams Companies / Tom Sniscak, Partner with Hawke, McKeon & Sniscak
Rod Wilt from the Keystone Energy Forum moderated the panel discussion with more than 50 members of the PA State Grange from across Pennsylvania attending the forum. Stephanie Catarino-Wissman, Executive Director of API-PA, gave a presentation of the overall impact of the natural gas industry on the economy of Pennsylvania, and the need for more takeaway capacity. Mike Atchie, Manager of Public Outreach for the Williams Companies, talked about the company’s pipeline projects and the process they have used to successfully work with stakeholders to gain approvals for their right-of-way. Tom Sniscak, Partner with Hawke, McKeon & Sniscak, a Harrisburg, PA law firm who specializes in eminent domain issues involving public utilities and landowners, gave a very informative talk on landowner rights and the avenues available to them when dealing with eminent domain issues.