Big turnout for Lancaster meeting on proposed pipeline

Written by Marie Cusick/StateImpact Pennsylvania | Oct 17, 2014 4:38 AM

Photo by Marie Cusick/StateImpact Pennsylvahia

(Lancaster) -- More than 200 people turned out for a meeting in Lancaster last night to discuss a proposed interstate natural gas pipeline.

The forum was aimed at educating landowners about how to handle a pipeline on their property.

Attorneys were on hand to discuss ways landowners can negotiate with a pipeline company and deal with regulatory agencies.

Oklahoma-based Williams Partners is seeking to build 177 miles of new pipeline through 10 Pennsylvania counties in an effort to bring Marcellus Shale gas to markets along the East Coast.

Williams needs the approval of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to go forward with the project.

Washington D.C.-based attorney Carolyn Elefant represents landowners in pipeline cases, and says it’s important for people to educate themselves and get involved early in the process.

“Often that comes too late, in response to a mass outcry. So this is incredibly proactive… and I think that is unique and very positive," she tells StateImpact Pennsylvania.

If approved, the pipeline could be operational by 2017.

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