Mike Atchie, who heads our community outreach team in Northeastern Pennsylvania, was recently on the 94.3 (WTRW-FM) Shale Gas News radio show, where he discussed a significant regulatory milestone reached by the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline project.
Atchie recapped the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) recently released final environmental impact statement (FEIS) for the proposed project, which concluded that environmental impacts would be reduced to “less than significant levels” with the implementation of mitigation measures proposed by the company and FERC.
You can read more about the FEIS here.
The Atlantic Sunrise project grant program also was discussed on the Shale Gas News radio show. Williams is currently accepting applications for it’s fifth grant cycle with applications due on March 1. You can learn more about how Williams is working with communities throughout the Atlantic Sunrise project footprint here.
Lastly, Atchie highlighted the importance of the Atlantic Sunrise project and the infrastructure demand for expanding the Transco line, stating:
“The Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline will connect to our existing Transco line, which has been in service in Pennsylvania for over 50 years. That line runs up and down the East Coast, so we can move gas through Transco and down as far south as Alabama. So it’s conceivable that gas produced in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, can serve needs in Washington, D.C., and along the whole mid-Atlantic area — that’s dynamic, that’s changing the whole approach to how we move energy in this country. It’s just tremendous.”
Listen to the full Shale Gas News radio show here.