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CDOG PIPELINES BROCHURE
RURAL NEWYORK COMMUNITIES
ARE TARGETED FOR HIGH VOLUME
PIPELINES THATMOVE NATURAL
GAS OUT OF PENNSYLVANIA, TO
SERVE URBAN NEWENGLAND AND
The El Paso Pipeline Group, the largest
interstate gas pipeline corporation in the
country, proposes to build a pipeline to
transport Pennsylvania Marcellus gas,
through our region, to urban New England
and export markets. It will seek a permits
from state and federal permitting agencies.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
(FERC) describes its priorities thus: “the
Commission must continue to respond
quickly when companies propose to expand
and construct needed pipelines and related
facilities. The Commission has expedited
the certification of natural gas pipelines by
having Commission staff actively participate
in projects that were using the pre-filing
FERC and the state agencies will
rubberstamp El Paso’s application.
El Paso expects to have permits in
hand by the end of 2013.
THE ISSUANCE OF THE PERMIT
AUTOMATICALLY CONFERS UPON EL
PASO THE USE OF EMINENT
Link to North South extension of Millenium Pipeline through Cortland Co. http://wp.me/pJm45-2SQ
May 13, 2013 Leave a comment
Proposed Route through Tuller Hill Forest, east of Cortland, through towns of (Marathon, Cincinnatus, Cortlandville, Solon, Homer, Truxton, Virgil?), Kettle Lakes, crossing the river and aquifer multiple times as well as Rte 81. Need to map this over a map showing political boundries.
Additional info on pipeline to link Dominion and Tennessee pipelines, build compressor, etc. Millennium gauges interest in New York pipeline expansion – Oil & Gas Journal.
*Millennium Pipeline Floats Upstate North-South Natural Gas Connector NY Shale Gas Now!. Pipeline route map included!
Millennium Pipeline Company Announces Non-binding Open Season for Upstate Pipeline Project… — PEARL RIVER, N.Y., May 8, 2013
Millennium Announcement of “Open Season” https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.millenniumpipeline.com%2Fdocuments%2FOpenSeasonAnnouncementFinal.pdf
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Gas Pipelines: What Municipalities Need to Know
May 17, 2012. Ithaca, NY. Free Twenty interstate natural gas pipeline systems crisscross the region from West Virginia to Maine. As gas drilling operations expand, thousands of miles of new pipelines will be needed to connect existing pipelines to gas wells. Learn the difference between gathering, transmission, and distribution lines; what agencies have jurisdiction over the various types of lines; how pipelines are permitted, regulated, and monitored; and how municipalities can prepare for an increase in pipeline networks.
Presenters: Sharon Anderson, Environmental Program Leader, Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County; Jim Austin, Environmental Certification and Compliance, State of New York Department of Public Service; Deborah Goldberg, Managing Attorney, Earthjustice Northeast Regional Office; Meghan Thoreau, Planner, Southern Tier Central Regional Planning and Development Board.
Co-sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County and Tompkins County Council of Governments.
April 5, 2013 Leave a comment
Keystone XL Pipeline Project: Key Issues. Jan. 24, 2013
https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fhobnobblog.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2013%2F03%2FR42611_2013_02_21_61p.pdf Keystone XL update Feb. 21, 2013
CRS Sees Bigger GHG Impacts From Tar Sands Than Draft Keystone Study By State Department
Handing environmentalists and congressional opponents of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline a new tool to fight the project, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) is estimating significantly higher greenhouse gas emissions from the project than the State Department found in its recently issued draft analysis.
Environmental advocates are already pointing to the March 15 CRS report as being more “balanced” than the department’s draft environmental impact statement (EIS). Environmentalists welcome the research service’s methodology because, unlike the State Department, it does not assume that the oil sands will be developed regardless of whether the pipeline is built to transport the crude from Alberta, Canada, to the Texas Gulf Coast.
But industry advocates of the pipeline say the CRS report is flawed compared with the draft EIS because of this assumption, suggesting they will push back on any effort to use the study to argue against Keystone.
The dispute over the study all but ensures the CRS report will play a role in renewed debate over the pipeline once Congress returns April 8. The House Energy & Commerce Committee has scheduled an April 10 hearing in the power subcommittee to discuss H.R. 3, a bill that would approve the pipeline and limit legal challenges.
Meanwhile, Senate environment committee ranking member David Vitter (R-LA) and Sens. James Inhofe (R-OK), Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) are urging EPA to fight any effort by environmentalists to force a settlement setting binding deadlines for the agency to craft greenhouse gas trading rules should environmentalists sue over a lack of a response to their petition asking EPA to use various Clean Air Act powers to create climate trading programs.