Thursday, February 11, 2016
Kids Say No to PennEast Pipeline
Carrying signs saying "108 miles of devastation" and "STOP the Pipeline!" about 20 PennEast Pipeline protesters ripped up proposed lease agreements yesterday during an outdoor rally at Guy Wagner's farm in Lower Nazareth Township. Above are some of the children joining in the fun. The young man whose eyes peek out above the Stop Sign is River Venini. He was joined by Tia Venini, Javis Venini, Jaycee Venini, Pipa Russell, Addy Russell, Johanna Bowers, Bella Waits and Kaia Elinich.
The PennEast Pipeline is a $1 billion, 118-mile, 36-inch diameter proposed pipeline will deliver approximately 1 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day from Wilkes-Barre, Pa. to Mercer County, New Jersey. A formal application seeking approval of the project was filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on September 21, 2015. Construction is expected to start in 2017.