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.

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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Binghamton and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, creative endeavors, and photographing mushrooms. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), holds a seat on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, and is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance.


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