News Details - Gas Pipelines: What Municipalities Need to Know – Forum May 17
Twenty interstate natural gas pipeline systems now crisscross the Northeast from West Virginia to Maine. As shale drilling operations expand in the coming years, thousands of miles of new pipeline will be needed to connect existing pipelines to new gas wells.
A free public forum, “Gas Pipelines: What Municipalities Need to Know” will address issues related to future gas pipeline development. The forum is co-sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County and the Tompkins County Council of Governments.
Topics to be covered include: differences between gathering, transmission, and distribution pipelines; agency jurisdictions; how pipelines are permitted, regulated, and monitored; and how municipalities can prepare for an increase in pipeline networks. The forum will be held on Thursday, May 17 from 5:00 to 7:00pm in the Borg Warner Room, Tompkins Public Library, 101 E. Green Street in Ithaca.
Scheduled presenters include: Sharon Anderson, Environmental Program Leader, Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County; Jim Austin, Environmental Certification and Compliance, State of New York Department of Public Service; Deborah Goldberg, Managing Attorney, Earthjustice Northeast Regional Office; and Meghan Thoreau, Planner, Southern Tier Central Regional Planning and Development Board.
For more information visit http://ccetompkins.org/calendar/12/04/25/gas-pipeline-forum or contact Sharon Anderson, email@example.com, (607) 272-2292.