Delaware Canal Vision Study AMC staff was involved in developing this draft document and has made comments. Please  review and comment on the draft as individuals and recreational users. Learn more and comment here.

Clean Air Council  interactive gas and shale infrastructure map ... link

Congress passes Delaware River Basin Conservation Act, but ignores many other important conservation priorities, including:

Reauthorizing and fully funding the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Reauthorizing the Highlands Conservation Act.

Passing a budget that includes robust investments in conservation and trails programs.

Learn more at AMC's Conservation Recap of Our Last Congress.

Learn more about the Delaware River at Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed website, and join the Delaware Riverkeeper Network.

Draft Environmental Impact Statement released for PennEast pipeline

The Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the PennEast pipeline, which gives a comprehensive look at the effects the proposed pipeline could have on the environment, has just been released. It is available on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) website by clicking here. Get even more information from pipeinfo.org.

This $1.62 billion project to build a new pipeline to transport natural gas roughly 114 miles from Luzerne County, PA to Lambertville, NJ, would affect several areas we hike in. It would expand rights of way (where a 50 ft plus corridor is permanently cleared of trees) through Hickory Run State Park and Ted Stiles Preserve, to mention a few; and create new rights of way through several sensitive areas like the Wickicheoke Creek and, of special importance to us, across the Appalachian Trail through the section that our chapter maintains between Little Gap and Delps.

This remains a hot issue for AMC, the National Park Service, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, and other organizations as we continue to send comments requesting no impact alternatives to the AT, detailing alternative AT crossing points, deficiencies in PennEast’s filings, and additional information that is needed from the company.

The public comment period closed on September 12. Click here to read AMC’s comments on PennEast to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and see what AMC is doing to protect our Appalachian Trail.

Also take a look at what the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) has filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

 

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