The association sponsors free, interactive pipeline safety awareness programs to local emergency responders and public officials in 18 separate meetings statewide.
The 350-mile pipeline is a nearly $4.2 billion investment into Pennsylvania's economy and a tremendous benefit for the thousands of lives it will impact along its journey to completion, not the least of whom are the 7,000 construction workers, many of them LiUNA members, who will work to build the pipeline.
Something largely lost in the media flurry over President Trump’s executive orders was the Republican Congress’s unravelling of notable fossil fuel regulations.
The irony of their actions is that, in tampering with the valves at all, the activists created the potential for environmental catastrophe anywhere along the pipelines they shut down.
The 3.25 billion cubic feet per day project is one of several awaiting decisions from the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) while the agency still has a quorum and can make such rulings.
The board says all hearing steps and related deadlines for Energy East are no longer applicable. The previous Energy East pipeline panel stepped down amidst questions about a potential conflict of interest last year.