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Pa. Residents Show Up to Support Atlantic Sunrise at DEP Hearings

June 14, 2017

This week, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has convened a series of hearings on Atlantic Sunrise, to “provide the public, especially those living near the pipeline route, with the opportunity to review permit applications and provide thoughtful, critical and constructive feedback to aid in our technical review.” On Monday and Tuesday, the majority of […]


PEIA Members Back Atlantic Sunrise at DEP Hearings

June 12, 2017

LANCASTER (June 12, 2017)– Members of the Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance (PEIA) today testified before the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to support the safe, responsible development of Williams’ Atlantic Sunrise pipeline. DEP is convening four hearings over three days along the proposed path of the project, which is designed to supply enough natural […]


Atlantic Sunrise DEP Hearings

June 12, 2017

With the series of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) hearings on Atlantic Sunrise this week, looking back at the hearings focused on Mariner East in August helps illuminate what to expect and why these hearings matter. In August, members of the Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance (PEIA) provided public comments in support of the Mariner East […]


PEIA Marks 2-Year Anniversary

June 8, 2017

The Pennsylvania Energy Infrastructure Alliance (PEIA) marks its two-year anniversary today. Over this time, PEIA has underscored the responsible development of pipeline infrastructure to catalyze energy connectivity in Pennsylvania and across the country.   According to Drexel economist Kevin Gillen, “transportation by pipeline is far and away the safer and more environmentally friendly choice when […]


Time to Take Advantage of this “Small Window of Opportunity” in Pa.

June 5, 2017

With Pennsylvania on the cusp to be a key energy market in the U.S., a recent op-ed in Penn Live by Gene Barr, president and CEO of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, and Dennis Martire, vice-president and manager of the Mid-Atlantic Division of Laborer’s International Union of North America, stressed that “it’s time […]


Pa. Economist Comments on Environmental Issues and Property Values Associated with Pipeline Transportation

June 1, 2017

According to Drexel economist Kevin Gillen, pipeline opponents would have you falsely believe that pipelines are harmful to the environment and to individual households. Gillen, on the other hand, maintains that the failure to construct the new energy capacity is in point of fact what enacts true harm. Pipeline transportation is not only more efficient […]


Cambria County Collaboration Bolstering National Energy Capacity

May 30, 2017

Home to a plethora of natural resources and a well-trained labor force, Cambria County is rightly called Pennsylvania’s “Energy County.” A recent editorial in the The Tribune Democrat by Linda Thomson, president of the nonprofit economic development organization JARI, highlighted the private and public efforts catalyzing the connectivity of the “Energy County” and of the […]


Steamfitters Talk Pipeline Safety

May 23, 2017

Steamfitters Local 420 is a labor union in southeastern Pennsylvania that is engaged throughout the pipeline timeline from training the workers, to installing the pipeline, to servicing the pipeline once it is “up and running.” According to Steamfitters Director of Training, Pete Klein, “there is a fear of pipelines and transportation of product through pipelines.” […]


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