Monthly Archives: January 2013

Carolyn Elefant to speak at OJR

Carolyn Elefant, whose law offices wrote  Knowing and Protecting Your Rights When an Interstate Gas Pipeline Comes to Your Community will be speaking at Owen J Roberts High School on Saturday, February 16, 2013, from 10 AM to 12 PM. The doors open at 9:00 AM, and a short film about the Hopewell Big Woods will be shown at 9:30.

You can find more about the Law Offices of Carolyn Elefant at the web site.

Landowner’s Guide to Pipelines

At the January 29, 2013, Informational Meeting, Lynda Farrell referenced a pamphlet created by the Pipeline Safety Trust, Bellingham, WA, you can get  Landowner’s Guide to Pipelines; safety, responsibilities, your rights. here.

Press coverage of the meeting: 
Gas pipeline meeting in East Nantmeal covers rights of neighbors (Daily Local News 01/30/2013)

Senator Andrew Dinniman to Introduce Notification Legislation

Senator Andrew Dinniman will introduce a three bill legislative package to improve how the DEP notifies the general public of important permitting action and how it provides access to related documents; to protect taxpayer-funded easements against pipeline projects on an acre-to-acre basis; and to protect agricultural easements against condemnation of land for pipeline and Electric Corridor projects. For the complete text of Senator Dinniman’s memo issued January 23, 2013, click here.

Neighboring Townships Resolutions

The Boards of Supervisors for Warrwick Township and West Vincent Township have both passed Resolutions regarding the Commonwealth Pipeline.

Warrick Township Resolution on the Pipeline Project
Warrick Township Revised Resolution on the Pipeline Project

West Vincent Township Resolution on the Pipeline Project

North Coventry Resolution on the Pipeline Project

Stream Crossings

If you have Google Earth, you can load this data file showing the proposed Commonwealth Pipeline path and the 18 Exceptional Value or High Quality streams in our area that it would cross.

Click on this link and open the data in Google Earth

It is vital that these streams remain protected and that the DEP holds the pipeline company to the standards that regulate crossing our EV and HQ streams.