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October 24, 2016
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Lackawaxen crossing nears completion; PCCD concerned about ‘slow restoration’

This was the appearance of the crossing site on August 1, before clearing of the right of way began.

El Paso spokesperson Penny Paul said environmental compliance is a priority for TGP and that the company adheres to federal, state and other regulatory processes related to permitting and reporting.

“We are committed to aggressively pursuing restoration activities,” she added. “It is our policy to fully protect the environment, while mitigating the adverse conditions we have faced. Our goal is to restore the area to its original condition. We will stabilize the area for the winter and complete final restoration next spring when conditions improve.”

One new concern surfaced just prior to the PCCD board meeting. Beecher shared the news that El Paso Corporation had been sold to Kinder Morgan for $38 billion. “It occurred to me that for $38 billion, maybe Tennessee Gas can do some of the restoration work that we’ve been pressuring them to get done. I’ll be following up on that.”