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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Engineer to Study PennEast Pipeline in Bethlehem Tp

Bethlehem Township Commissioners have taken no action to support or oppose the proposed PennEast Pipeline, but at their March 16 meeting, they voted unanimously to hire Carroll Engineering to identify "potential geological hazards", lifestyle risks and even provide an emergency action plan if something goes wrong. The firm will be paid a maximum of $4,745.

Solicitor Jim Broughal explained that the high pressure, 108-mile long natural gas pipeline, which extends from Wilkes-Barre, Pa. to Trenton,N.J., is still in the pre-planning stages with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. He added that the pipeline consortium of six natural gas companies will have to negotiate with the Township for easements over and under public rights of way.


Lighthouse said...

Good call.... political cover, but good call.

More importantly for safety and "streetscape", it is good to see that the culvert across the street from the Pub is going to be fixed. Its a hazard and an eyesore.

Bernie O'Hare said...

You're one step ahead of me. I just finished that story. So many different things went on that i decided to do a bunch of mini-stories.