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Atlantic Sunrise Surprise

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The Environmental Protection Agency is raising concerns about the potential impacts of the proposed Atlantic Sunrise natural gas pipeline.

In a letter sent last week to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) the EPA criticizes FERC’s draft environmental impact statement, which found the pipeline would not create significant adverse impacts.

Although FERC is charged with making the final decision about whether the project moves forward, the commission did not fully examine alternative options to building a 197.7 miles of new pipeline, according to the EPA. The agency recommends further study on whether new construction might be avoided by expanding existing infrastructure, or expanding the proposed PennEast pipeline.

Atlantic Sunrise Docket# CP15-138

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is expected to release the Draft Environmental Impact Study (EIS) for the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline with the next few months.   There will be a series of public hearings following the release. Dates, time and locations will be announced.

Comments are still being taken, and YOU are encouraged to voice your opinion and concerns. Click here to download the FERC Step-by-Step Filing Guide, or mail your comments to:

Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20426

INCLUDE:   Your Name, Address, Project Name: Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline, Docket Number: CP15-138

Overview

The Atlantic Sunrise Project is designed to supply enough natural gas to meet the daily needs of more than 7 million American homes by connecting producing regions in northeastern Pennsylvania to markets in the Mid-Atlantic and southeastern states. The expansion will add 1.7 million dekatherms per day of pipeline capacity to the Transco system.