Pipeline protest in Lancaster County

CBS-21 reports that a pipeline approval has stirred up concerns for several hundred residents in Lancaster County, says a local organization.

"A lot of it is environmental concerns, the way that this project continues to increase fracking in this state,” said Mark Clatterbuck, Lancaster Against Pipelines.

On February 3 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved the natural gas pipeline that would travel over thirty five miles through Lancaster County.

"It's pretty extraordinary to be told by the federal government that your land will be taken away,” said Clatterbuck. Lancaster Against Pipelines (LAP) and residents will continue to fight the pipeline.

"If Williams does in fact begin construction that every day will be on the pipeline path and we will shut down construction,” said Clatterbuck.

The Oklahoma based company Williams has been under review by the FERC since 2014. The pipeline will carry natural gas from wells in Northeastern Pennsylvania to distribution centers along the east coast, and then export the gas overseas. 

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