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Stop the Pipelines

As shale gas extraction continues the infrastructure to advance and serve it is proliferating into communities throughout our watershed and beyond.  Communities are eager for information, strategies, and collaborations they can use to help defeat the pipeline, compressor, LNG facility, process plant, cracker plant that threatens their community.  We hope the below resources and actions are helpful.

And if you would like the Delaware Riverkeeper Network to come and talk to your community about how to challenge a pipeline, compressor or other infrastructure project email keepermaya@delawareriverkeeper.org.  

In addition to the links provided be sure to take a look at the expert reports, policy documents and maps provided on the list below.

Get an overview of the impacts of pipelines for communities and the environment by reviewing the Delaware Riverkeeper Network Pipeline White Paper.  White Paper.

The irreparable harms pipelines inflict on wetlands is an important regulatory battleground.  Learn more about those harms so you can be better informed for the debate.  Wetlands report.  

Learn more about how Pipelines inflict more harm than they have to.  We don't want any of these pipelines cutting through our watershed and communities, but if the battle is lost, there is a way they can be constructed that makes them far less harmful.  Learn more about the construction practices associated with Pipelines.  Pipeline ROW report.

Gas drilling and pipelines are a major concern for bat populations, already being devastated by other threats and harms.  Click the link to see a copy of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network commissioned report.  Bat report.

Proliferation of pipelines is intimately connected to the shale gas extraction invasion taking place in communities across PA and beyond.  Learn more.  Pipelines & Shale Gas.

Some background on pipelines and their safety record across the country in this video.

The Delaware Riverkeeper's presentation of the first pipeline petition to the DRBC on September 12, 2012 on video here.

How compressors associated with pipelines have impacted lives in this video.

Wetlands harms imposed by an Upper Delaware River pipeline and the callous disregard of the company and the agencies in this video.

More pipeline harms in this video.

To see what happened at a March 6, 2013 DRBC meeting where citizens demanded action on pipelines see this video.
Delaware Riverkeeper Network presents Pipeline Lessons video series:  To help residents understand the damage caused by natural gas pipelines and provide guidance on the science, law and strategies Delaware Riverkeeper Network presents the Pipeline Lessons video series.
Among the experts interviewed:

    Accufacts Incorporated President Rich Kuprewicz discussing pipeline safety issues and the route selection process.
    Michelle Adams, a civil engineer with Meliora Associates is featured discussing the weaker regulatory standards shale gas operations face compared to other land developments.
    Delaware Riverkeeper Maya van Rossum talks about how citizens can organize and strategies to fight proposed pipelines.
    Environmental scientist Wilma Subra examines the environmental health effects associated with shale gas extraction and pipelines.
    Delaware Riverkeeper Network staff attorney Aaron Stemplewicz discusses the legal actions property owners can take whose land is targeted for pipeline installations.
    Leslie Sauer, ecological restoration expert, looks at the construction impacts of pipelines.

    You can watch the Pipeline Lessons series on the Delaware Riverkeeper Network’s YouTube Channel

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