I am delighted to share the news that the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced this morning that it is extending the comment period regarding the Falcon Pipeline until April 17, 2018. It has also “elected to hold a public hearing in each of the counties on the pipeline route before the end of the comment period: Allegheny, Beaver, and Washington. Details are being finalized and will be posted, noticed in newspapers and the Pennsylvania Bulletin, and conveyed in a press release once finalized.”

Please consider attending one or more of the public comment events to let your voice be heard loud and clear by the authorities.

Here is the full update from their permit page for Shell Pipeline Company:

Shell Pipeline Company
Falcon Ethane pipeline
Public Hearings, Extended and New Comment Period

DEP is aware of the significant public interest regarding additional public participation opportunities for this project. DEP chose to extend the comment period on the Chapter 105 applications and has opened a comment period for the Chapter 102 application. Comment periods for the Chapter 105, Water Obstruction and Encroachment Permit Applications and Chapter 102, Erosion and Sediment Control Permit Application for Earth Disturbance Activities will be open through April 17, 2018.

DEP has elected to hold a public hearing in each of the counties on the pipeline route before the end of the comment period: Allegheny, Beaver, and Washington. Details are being finalized and will be posted, noticed in newspapers and the Pennsylvania Bulletin, and conveyed in a press release once finalized.

This is a notable win for those resisting the Falcon Pipeline. We are letting Shell and other players in the petrochemical industrial arena know that they cannot expect a smooth, quick, question-free process as they seek permits to pollute our land, air, and water. Congratulations! Now we must press this fight forward.

 

 

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