Opponents to gas line hold another demonstration; emergency meeting cancelled
Based on a letter that Philadelphia based NPS Regional Director Dennis Reidenbach sent to PA Senator Pat Toomey, in response to his letter asking several questions, DeFeis said that it is not clear whether the NPS regional office is opposed to allowing TGP to use its existing ROW through the park. DeFeis claims that Reidenbach is not being truthful when he says that only Congress can allow a new pipeline through the existing line. She also claims that Reidenbach, in his letter to Toomey, says that NPS could not deny TGP use of its property rights without effectuating a constitutional “taking.”
Reidenbach answered this objection by saying that the NPS could impose conditions that are intended to preserve the park, which is NPS’s mandate.