The Atlantic Sunrise proposal reached a major milestone earlier this month when it received notice that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) had issued the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The EIS concluded that environmental impacts would be reduced to “less than significant levels” with the implementation of proposed mitigation measures by the company and by FERC.
The draft EIS assesses the potential environmental effects of the construction and operation of the project in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act. The FERC is the primary approval agency and serves in a coordinating role with other relevant federal and state agencies.
“This is a significant milestone for the project. We are committed to working to ensure that this project is constructed in a responsible, environmentally-sensitive manner so that we can connect consumers along the East Coast with abundant, cost-effective Pennsylvania natural gas supplies.” – Atlantic Sunrise Project Director Chris Springer.