Protect Penn-Trafford is a citizen's group working to ensure the safety, security, and quality of life from the effects of unconventional gas development in Penn-Trafford and surrounding communities in Westmoreland and Allegheny Counties.
Marcellus Shale gas pipeline can cross holdout properties, judge rules
A U.S. district judge clears the way for construction of the 124-mile Constitution Pipeline across several Pennsylvania properties whose owners had not agreed to it, ruling that the project has the necessary permits and serves the public interest.
The lead partners in the project designed to ferry cheap Marcellus Shale natural gas to New York and New England are Williams Partners (WPZ, WMB) and Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE:COG).
The group hopes to begin construction June 1 but still needs permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation.