September 12 Deadline: PennEast DEIS
WCAS Board

On July 22 2016, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the PennEast pipeline, which stated that there are no significant environmental impacts from the proposed pipeline and that any impacts can be mitigated. The DEIS is based on incomplete data and glosses over the impact on multiple issues, including stream quality and wildlife. The bird data from the seven Important Bird Areas (IBAs) transversed by the proposed pipeline are especially sparse. The DEIS is now in the public comment period which ends September 12. It is vitally important that FERC hear as many objections to the DEIS as possible.

Please consider commenting on the DEIS and asking FERC to withdraw this very flawed document.

Letters submitted to the PennEast Docket (#CP15-558-000) should demand that FERC withdraw the DEIS, demand that FERC extend the public comment period until the missing data is incorporated into the DEIS, and point out specific problems in the DEIS, including missing or misleading information and issues that are either ignored or inadequately covered. For help with writing and submitting a comment, go online to

Thank you for your timely help with this critical issue.

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Last revision: Sunday, August 28, 2016