On Wednesday night, FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) will be hosting its long-awaited rescheduled New Jersey scoping meeting on the proposed PennEast project, the proposed 108-mile long (+/-) underground natural gas pipeline that would span from Pennsylvania to Pennington, New Jersey.
All members of the public are welcome (and encouraged) to attend.
Scoping meetings are conducted by FERC to help identify relevant issues of the specific project and to define and refine the scope of a environmental impact statement.
The scoping process itself is an opportunity for public input. Affected property owners and other stakeholders can provide detailed comments about issues pertaining to their properties. And interested individuals, from local residents to representatives from environmental or community groups, have the chance to put on the official record “sensitive environmental features in the project area, suggest alternatives to be evaluated or help identify construction constraints,” according to FERC.
The scoping meeting will be Wednesday February 25th from 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the West Trenton Ballroom at 40 W. Upper Ferry Road West Trenton, New Jersey 08628.*
To catch up on past MercerMe articles about PennEast pipeline, check out this link.
*There will be another chance in New Jersey to participate. Thursday February 26, 2015 6:00 PM at The Grand Colonial, 86 Route 173 West, Hampton, New Jersey 08827.