Current Projects Proposed or Underway in Berks County
Project Currently on Hold
Currently, the following projects are in operation, proposed, or underway in Berks County (see top map):
EmberClear Gas-to-Liquid (GTL) Plant in South Heidelberg Township (proposed)
Bernville Compressor Station (in operation)
Texas Eastern Pipeline Bernville Loop (underway)
Berks Hollow Natural Gas Power Plant (underway)
Bechtelsville Compressor Station (in operation)
Sunoco’s Mariner East Line (Montello and Beckersville pumping stations) (proposed)
South Heidelberg Community Association Fights GTL Facility
South Heidelberg Community Association website
See how Chester County fought the Commonwealth Pipeline!
Visit the Pipeline Opposition Alliance’s Site
Visit the Warwick Township Page
Visit East Nantmeal’s Pipeline Site
Chester County Township Resolutions
1) SIGN THE PIPELINE OPPOSITION ALLIANCE’S PETITION!
This is a petition started by the group of residents organizing in Chester County, but it is open to signatures to people from Berks County, as well!
Tell your county, state, and federal elected officials to Say NO to the Commonwealth Pipeline!
2) TELL THE DELAWARE RIVER BASIN COMMISSION TO EXERCISE THEIR AUTHORITY OVER PIPELINES!
The Delaware River Basin Commission has never exercised their authority over pipelines and the Delaware Riverkeeper Network is looking to change that! Read the letter they submitted to the DRBC here. Please sign and share their petition!
Delaware River Basin Commission, exercise your legal authority over gas pipelines!
3) TAKE THE PLEDGE TO PROTECT THE DELAWARE RIVER WATERSHED!
Those of us in the Delaware River Watershed are fortunate to be in one of the few places in Pennsylvania that is under a gas drilling moratorium. We’d like to keep it that way! The Delaware River Basin Commission could pass regulations in the coming months that would bring the moratorium to an end. We’re asking for your help to protect our watershed and keep the moratorium in place!
Take the Pledge to Protect the Delaware River!
CAROLYN ELEFANT TALK
Carolyn Elefant, an attorney who specializes in FERC pipeline cases, spoke to an audience of about 175 concerned citizens and public officials at Owen J. Roberts High School in Pottstown on February 16, 2012. The free public event was sponsored by the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, Pipeline Safety Coalition, and Berks Gas Truth.
Elefant is author of a guide called Knowing and Protecting Your Rights when an Interstate Gas Pipeline Comes to Your Community.
SCHUYLKILL WATERSHED CONGRESS TALK BY KAREN FERIDUN
(Faith Zerbe’s presentation, along with others from the Congress, will be available on the event website.
ORGANIZATIONS WORKING WITH BERKS AND CHESTER COUNTY RESIDENTS ON COMMONWEALTH PIPELINE FIGHT
Delaware Riverkeeper Network
Pipeline Safety Coalition
Natural Lands Trust
Berks Gas Truth
Pipelines in Pennsylvania: A Case Study of Lycoming County, by PA League of Women Voters, January 23, 2013
Pennsylvania Shale Pipelines: Underground and Unregulated, The Jurist, by Garrett Eisenhour, July 30, 2012
A Pipeline Primer: Who, How, Where and What The Heck?, State Impact (NPR), by Susan Phillips, August 5, 2011
Your Guide to Pipelines in Pennsylvania, State Impact (NPR)
U.S. Pipeline Incidents Area a Daily Occurrence, by Matt Kelso, FracTracker.org, April 15, 2013
Pipeline Safety Tracker (interactive webpage), by Lena Groeger, ProPublica, November 15, 2012
The Pipelines Are Coming; The Pipelines Are HERE! (white paper), Marcellus Shale Protest, March 26, 2012
Invisible lines: The dangers of natural gas pipelines, Need to Know (PBS), by
Lucy Kennedy, December 17, 2010
COMPRESSOR STATION SAFETY
Wilma Subra & Health Effects of Gas Drilling (video), Luzerne County Citizens for Clean Air, July 13, 2012
GRASSROOTS COMMUNITY ANTI-PIPELINE CAMPAIGNS
Stop the Commonwealth Pipeline!
Pipeline Safety Trust
Pennsylvania Pipeline Safety and Environmental Protection
SANE Energy Project
Commonwealth Pipeline Official Site
Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
National Pipeline Mapping System (NPMS)
2 thoughts on “Pipelines and Infrastructure”
its nice to know people care for clean air and water. and most of all the children here in pa we have to join together to fight for them who is so little and powerless. our grandfathers and grandmothers would never giv up the fight for us. at all of my meetings i attend with officales i allways end up with this saying if god is for me who can be aginest me. gods people will win in they end . as each day goes by as i watch five of my grandchildren who our sick from four compressor stations and six wells that tuck us in each night and none of it belongs to me . but god has kept my mind in tack as well as my grandchildren even through they our sick from all this. i keep telling them some day so one will have the guts to stand up and put an end to all of this. and i hope that day comes soon there is now twelve familys like mine who our sick to just like us . headaches nose bleeds trimmers rashes blisters on our body leg pain flu like systems it goes on and on. thank you all for the job well done
Thanks for your encouragement, Phyllis! I’m so sorry to hear so many in your family and so many of your neighbors are suffering.