Lancaster County Residents Criticize Pipeline Proposal

  • The proposed line, known as Central Penn South, runs the western edge of Lancaster County along the Susquehanna River. Much of it would follow existing utility corridors and cut through several nature preserves, including Tucquan Glen[in photo] and Shenk’s Ferry Wildflower Preserve. Photo: doctorlizardo via Flickr Creative Commons

April 29, 2014
By Marie Cusick

A proposal to build a natural gas pipeline through Lancaster County is angering many residents.

It was standing room only as concerned residents packed a public meeting between the county commissioners and the pipeline company, Oklahoma-based Williams Partners.

Williams is seeking to transport natural gas from Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale to markets along the Eastern Seaboard as part of its $3 billion Atlantic Sunrise expansion project. There are currently no plans for the gas to be used within Lancaster County.

Photo of protesters opposing the pipeline outside the Lancaster County Commissioners meeting: Marie Cusick/StateImpact Pennsylvania

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