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Concerned residents gather for pipeline meeting

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Non-profit groups hosted an informational meeting at the Miller Chapel on Lebanon Valley College’s campus Wednesday night on natural gas pipelines.

The forum was organized by the Shalefield Organizing Committee, Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring and Mountain Watershed Association.

Over 50 residents showed up to the forum, which provided presentations on a pipeline’s environmental impacts and land-owner rights.

“Us coming together creates a really good hybrid where we can display very unbiased aspects but also give people the information they need to act on certain situations,” Katie Tomsho with Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring said.

The groups held similar events in both Lancaster and Lebanon counties and said they would hold more if the public requested.

Williams Partners has proposed a natural gas pipeline, dubbed the Central Penn South line, that would run all the way through Lebanon County and continue through most of Lancaster County until it would hookup with an existing line.

The decision-making on the project is up to the federal government. If approved, it could be up and running in three years.

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