Elected officials mute on PA pipeline
Even though FERC approved the NEUP project at the end of May, the three groups are challenging the approval, and have requested a rehearing. They are represented by the Columbia Environmental Law Clinic.
In a letter to FERC, the group said that any construction that takes place before all required permits are issued would violate conditions set down by the federal commission and the permitting regimes of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Richard Pearsall, community relations coordinator for ACE, said that the corps has a lot on its plate with the hurricane’s aftermath, but also stated that the agency would reexamine the question in the near future and respond to inquiries.
“We want to ensure the Milford, PA community understands that Tennessee Gas’s path of destruction will affect all of us, not just those living along the pipeline route,” DeFeis said. “We believe many people have been uninformed or misinformed.”