The Hopewell Township Board of Health conducted a hearing tonight about the health and safety risks of the proposed PennEast pipeline, as a result of a petition by Hopewell Township Citizens Against the PennEast Pipeline (HTCAPP).
“We are asking the Hopewell Board of Health to set an example and say ‘no’ to PennEast by passing a resolution and sending a strong message that the pipeline poses an unreasonable risk to the health and safety,” said HTCAPP Coordinator Patty Cronheim, “And by doing so, we say ‘yes’ to the health and well being of us all.”
After hearing hours of expert testimony and statements from concerned residents identifying the myriad of health and safety risks from the proposed PennEast pipeline, Hopewell Township passed a resolution that, as a result of its construction and operation, the pipeline would pose an “unreasonable and significant risk to the health and safety of the residents of Hopewell Township.”
“There were serious dangers and health risks outlined tonight,” said Township Health Board and Committee member Kevin Kuchinski.
Stay tuned to MercerMe for a follow-up article with details from testimony.