Engineer position eliminated from conservation district; Pike’s ‘environmental protection will suffer’
“It’s a real loss,” added Beecher. “He was a very technically capable engineer and a very conscientious employee.”
In other matters, PCCD has submitted comments on the FERC environmental assessment for the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Northeast Upgrade Project. “They were relying on many of the same erosion and sediment control practices that didn’t work on the 300 Line Project,” said Beecher. “I sent a lengthy comment focused on the erosion and sedimentation issues.
There’s an enormous amount of impervious surface added for access roads that doesn’t seem to get much attention on these projects.”
The next meeting of the PCCD board of directors will be held at 9 a.m. on February 27 at the district office, 556 Route 402 in Hawley, PA. The public is welcome. Visit www.pikeconservation.org or call 570/226-8220 for more information.