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DEP Approves Permits For Transcontinental Gas Regional Energy Access Expansion Pipeline Project in Luzerne, Northampton, Bucks, Chester, Monroe Counties
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On February 3, DEP issued Chapter 102 and 105 permits for the Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC Regional Energy Access Expansion Natural Gas Pipeline Project.  (PA Bulletin, page 1009)

The applicant is proposing the installation and mainte-nance of an approximately 22.2-miles-long, 30-inches diameter pipeline, an approximately 13.8-miles-long, 42-inch diameter pipeline, and appurtenant facilities in various municipalities within Luzerne, Northampton, Bucks, Chester, and Monroe for the purpose of transporting natural gas.

Read all the PA Bulletin notices for more information. (PA Bulletin, page 1009)

For more information, visit DEP’s Regional Energy Access Expansion Project webpage.

PA DEP Public Notice Dashboards:

-- Pennsylvania Oil & Gas Weekly Compliance Dashboard - Feb. 11 to 17  [PaEN]

-- PA Oil & Gas Industrial Facilities: Permit Notices/Opportunities To Comment - Feb. 18  [PaEN]

-- DEP Posts 64 Pages Of Permit-Related Notices In Feb. 18 PA Bulletin  [PaEN]

PA Oil & Gas Compliance Reports

-- DEP Report Finds: Conventional Oil & Gas Drillers Routinely Abandon Wells; Fail To Report How Millions Of Gallons Of Waste Is Disposed; And Non-Compliance Is An ‘Acceptable Norm’  [PaEN]

-- DEP 2021 Oil & Gas Program Annual Report Shows Conventional Oil & Gas Operators Received A Record 610 Notices Of Violation For Abandoning Wells Without Plugging Them  [PaEN]

-- PA Oil & Gas Industry Has Record Year: Cost, Criminal Convictions Up; $3.1 Million In Penalties Collected; Record Number Of Violations Issued; Major Compliance Issues Uncovered; Evidence Of Health Impacts Mounts  [PaEN]

-- DEP Issued 754 Notices Of Violation For Defective Oil & Gas Well Casing, Cementing, The Fundamental Protection Needed To Prevent Gas Migration, Groundwater & Air Contamination, Explosions  [PaEN]

-- Feature: 60 Years Of Fracking, 20 Years Of Shale Gas: Pennsylvania’s Oil & Gas Industrial Infrastructure Is Hiding In Plain Sight [PaEN]

NewsClips This Week:

-- Environmental Defense Fund Blog: Make No Mistake: Current ‘Regulatory Reform’ Efforts In Pennsylvania Could Threaten Vital Environmental Protections

-- The Daily Item Editorial: On Energy Facility Permitting: Sen. Yaw: ‘We Can Deal With Regulations, What We Can’t Deal With Are Delays’

-- EnergyWire: Energy Companies Are Racing To Build New Energy Infrastructure-- LNG Terminals, Pipelines-- Before Federal Regulations Are Updated

-- Pittsburgh Business Times: Pittsburgh-based EQT - Sharp Drop In Price Of Natural Gas Could Lead To Industry Cutting Back On Drilling

-- Wall Street Journal: Natural Gas: Fasten Your Seat Belts, The Buffers That Keep America’s Natural Gas Price Fluctuations At Bay Are Eroding

-- New Jersey Monitor: Ohio/PA Train Derailment Prompts New Calls To Block PA Natural Gas Transport Plan By Train/Truck To Proposed New Jersey LNG Export Terminal

-- Inside Climate News: In Dimock, Susquehanna County, A PA Town Riven By Fracking, Concerns About Ties Between A Judge And A Gas Driller Over Recent Attorney General Settlement

-- StateImpactPA - Reid Frazier: Shell Flares Burn Again After Equipment Malfunction At Petrochemical Plant In Beaver County [Gas Flares Burning Dirty Black Like On Monday Indicate Incomplete Combustion]

-- Bloomberg: EPA Seeks To Empower Third Parties, Citizens To Search Out Oil & Gas Facility Methane Leaks, Natural Gas Industry Pushing Back

-- Reuters: U.S. LNG Natural Gas Producers Poised To Leapfrog Rivals With 3 New Export Terminal Projects

Related Articles This Week:

-- DEP Issued 754 Notices Of Violation For Defective Oil & Gas Well Casing, Cementing, The Fundamental Protection Needed To Prevent Gas Migration, Groundwater & Air Contamination, Explosions  [PaEN]

-- Susquehanna River Basin Commission Approves 38 Water Use Requests For Shale Gas Well Drilling Pads In Bradford, Clearfield, Lycoming, Potter, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wyoming Counties  [PaEN]

-- Better Path Coalition Hosts Feb. 21 Webinar On DEP's Federally-Funded Oil & Gas Well Plugging Program [PaEN]

-- DEP Approves Permits For Transcontinental Gas Regional Energy Access Expansion Pipeline Project in Luzerne, Northampton, Bucks, Chester, Monroe Counties  [PaEN]

-- Environmental Health Project Blog: Natural Gas Compressor Stations - A Guide To Protecting Your Health And The Environment [Photo: FracTracker, Clinton County] [PaEN]

-- PA Environmental Defense Foundation Files Court Motion To Prevent Unconstitutional Spending Of DCNR Oil & Gas Revenues For Nonconservation Purposes  [PaEN]

-- Gov. Shapiro Lays Out Serious Concerns Regarding Norfolk Southern’s Incident Management After Meeting With Beaver County Officials  [PaEN]

-- Gov. Shapiro Announces Pennsylvania Will Conduct Independent Water Sampling Following Ohio/PA Train Derailment  [PaEN]

-- PA Agriculture On Ohio/PA Train Derailment Impacts: 2 Reports Of Horses Affected By Smoke Immediately Following Controlled Burn; No Reports Of Livestock, Domestic Animal Health Symptoms After [PaEN]

-- Two PA Senate Committees To Hold Hearings On Ohio/PA Train Derailment: Emergency Preparedness- Feb. 23; Transportation- Feb. 27 - Public Invited To Submit Questions  To Transportation [PaEN]

-- Ohio/PA Train Derailment, Pipeline Explosions, Uncontrolled Releases Put Spotlight On Public Health, Safety Threats Posed By Petrochemical, Natural Gas Industrial And Pipeline Infrastructure In PA  [PaEN]

-- Groups Urge DEP To Temporarily Halt Operations At Shell Petrochemical Plant In Beaver County; File 2nd Notice Of Intent To Sue For Air Pollution Violations  [PaEN]

[Posted: February 17, 2023]


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