DTCAP
Delaware Township Citizens Against the Pipeline
Every township along the route has passed a 
resolution against the PennEast pipeline project. 
 The 45 day comment period for the DEIS  has ended.
And everyone, including important Agencies agreed it is PATHETIC.
The EPA -rates the DEIS as EO-2 (Environmental Objections Level 2)- basically it's really bad and we are going to make you change the route. 
The NJ Rate Cousel -states the DEIS  does not address the "need" for the project and the project appears to be driven more for the search for higher returns on investment than any actual deficiency in gas supply or pipeline capacity to transport it.​ Looks like the parent companies wont be getting a rate hike approval to cover the cost of the construction of the pipeline.
The​ Delaware Riverkeeper -files comments & export reports challenging FERC DEIS on PennEast as false, misleading, deficient and failing to comply with the mandates of the law.​ Their comment was more pages the entire DEIS was.
The NJDEP -files that PennEast is still missing too much information. PennEast still needs to do 2 years of Phase II Cooperhead Surveys. PennEast has only completed Phase 1.
The US Fish and Wildlife -tells PennEast that bat studies should be completed before the final EIS is issued. That would mean that the final could not be released until after next summer. They also refuse to accept FERC's request that the DEIS serve as Biological Assessment for endangered species. They are recommending PennEast move the route. AND, that they HDD (Horizontal Directional Drill) EVERY
C1 stream. PennEast is planning on trenching except for a few.
Every township along the route  filed comments against PennEast as well as their township CAPS.

Click HERE to read DTCAP's comment to FERC about the DEIS.
Thanks to everyone who filed a comment. There were close to 5,000 individual comments made during the 45 day period. On the last day alone, more than 700 comments were filed, and that's not counting close to 2000 individual signed letters filed by DTCAP and Holland Twsp CAP on behalf of citizens.   
A special thanks to Mia and NJCF for drafting these comment letters.
Comment Facts and Bullet Points
The following instructions will help you use the tools provided below:

  •  Select one of the available concerns below
  • To provide your own comments:
    1. Review facts to develop your own personal comments for that concern.  We encourage the submission of separate comments for each concern.    
    2. Please cut and paste the format into "Word" on your computer.
    3. Add your name and state whether you are an intervener.
    4. Add your address in the appropriate space.
    5. Add your personal comments in the space after "In particular, I am concerned about." 
    6. Highlight the completed form and copy.
    7. Sign onto FERC through link available on each concern page (Step by Step Filing Instructions are available above).
    8. Paste into comments section on docket (See Step by Step Filing Instuctions).
  • If a sample letter is available, you can follow steps 3 - 9 above (copy sample letter instead on step 3).

These topics will continue to be updated as we work to add more tools and sample letters to help you construct comments of your own. You Can find the full DEIS at PipeInfo.org

It's Not Too Late To Intervene
If you are a directly impacted citizen and want to intervene click the button below to get the document for you need to submit to FERC. You will need to do a full registration on the FERC website so you can submit your comment.
If you a concerned citizen and want to get involved click the button below to get the document for you to submit to FERC.
If you have not intervened yet, you still can.
Anyone can file as an intervener during the
DEIS comment period.
Concerned
Citizen
Impacted
Landowner
Step By Step Filing Instructions
Click the button below for step by step instructions navigating you through the
FERC website so you can efile a comment.
CLICK HERE
Another Pipeline Fight

DTCAP was contacted by pipeline fighters of the Dakota Access Pipeline

Please take a moment and visit thier website ​ Sacred Stone Camp.org
Their fight is similar to ours, with the Dakota Access Pipeline(DAPL)  using eminent domain to take tribal lands.  
The DAPL, also known as the Bakken Pipeline, is proposed to transport 450,000 barrels of crude oil per day (which is fracked and highy volatile) from the Bakken fields of North Dakota to Patoka, Illinois.
​​​​Dakota Access has failed to consult with tribes and conduct a full Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
We would like to welcome the newly formed Lambertville Coalition Against the Pipeline
What's Next in the Process

.  Mike Spille from Cost of the Pipeline blog & West Amwell CAP writes
"The plan is to get 50,000 or more comments out there. So start alerting your friends, your neighbors, your distant acquaintances, everyone you can.  Alert any intervenors you know, or people who should intervene.   CAPS, New Jersey Conservation Foundation, The Delaware Riverkeeper Network, Sierra Club, and others are all banding together to ensure there are sufficient in-person workshops, webinars, and anything else we can think of to get the issues with this DEIS thoroughly and completely documented.  We have 45 days, and we need to make the most of it.
Because this DEIS is a travesty.  In section after section FERC and their contractors state that they have insufficient information upon which to make a decision, and then they conclude each section that they have determined there is no significant impact to the environment.
We have no data on wells or springs in NJ or PA, and hope we'll get some eventually.  But we've determined there's no significant impact to wells or springs.
We have insufficient data on vernal pools, we'll check that later.  But we're confident there's no real impact to them, and we'll mitigate it somehow.
We have no idea about historical artifacts, properties, or areas within the impact area.  But we're confident we'll mitigate anything we find eventually.  Some day (as an aside: how do you mitigate impacts to unique historical areas?).

Their No Action Alternative is four paragraphs long.  Yes, four paragraphs.  They cite no sources or data, other than the list of shippers.  They point to that list of shippers and say "These shippers signed contracts. There fore, there can be no No Action Alternative".  There is no mention of 70% of landowners in NJ denying access.  No mention of affiliate transactions between companies like NJ Natural Gas buying the gas from New Jersey Resources, or PSEG Power buying from PSEG, etc.  They write off renewables and other areas without a single citation or data point."

What's important is FERC is required to answer every single objection to the DEIS that is filed on the docket.  And any law suits against PennEast or FERC have to be based on information in those docket comments.  
So this is our one shot – these 45 days will be critical.

FERC admits the DEIS is incomplete. They are giving PennEast the 45 days to come up with the missing information. This is violating the public’s ability to comment within the comment period on these developments.  PennEast could in fact offer answers to these questions on day 45 – giving the public ZERO DAYS to comment.
Read Mike's Coverage of this HERE, and see some of the items FERC knows that missing from the DEIS.

And since the FERC website is down so often, you can find the DEIS on PipeInfo.org-  another website created by Mike Spille for quick access to PennEast FERC documents. ​​
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