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 the attendants at the DEP hearings showed up in support of the energy efficiency and economic benefits harbored by the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline development. The Times-Tribune elaborated that, “most of the 100 people attending a hearing Monday spoke in support of the 197-mile-long Atlantic Sunrise natural gas pipeline project, pointing to the economic benefits it would bring to Pennsylvania through energy efficiency.”
According to David Taylor, president of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association, “manufacturers depend on affordable natural gas to remain competitive. Projects like the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline are vitally important to the productive sector of our Commonwealth’s economy.”
There is another hearing tonight at Lebanon Valley College and the Pennsylvania DEP is accepting public written statements on the Chapter 102 and 105 permits through to June 26.