New pipelines crossing Chester County:
What can we do to protect our health and environment?
Thursday, Mar 10, 7:00 pm
West Chester Borough Hall
401 E. Gay St, West Chester, PA 19380
Learn and ask questions about:
- pipeline safety
- risk of environmental catastrophe
- impact of increased gas infrastructure on climate change
- options for homeowners living near pipeline right of ways
- Lynda Farrell – Pipeline Safety Coalition
- Eric Friedman – Concerned Delco Homeowner
- Justin Wasser – Sierra Club, Dirty Fuels Campaign
There have been over 200 pipeline failures in the US, Sunoco has been responsible for 18 in PA.
Our concerns regarding the hazards of these pipelines to our environment and the safety of our citizens are compelling. They include compromise of air quality from the flare stacks, water pollution from leaking pipelines which cross many of our County’s streams,the increased risks of leaks and ruptures and the acceleration of climate change through the use of these fossil fuels. The already understaffed PA Department of Environmental Protection(DEP) has been charged with monitoring many of these hazards for which they are not equipped.
Lynda Farrell, the head of the Pipeline Safety Coalition, is the most qualified and experienced person in our County to address our concerns and what future action will be necessary to halt this pipeline proliferation. She has been involved in the fight since 2008 and has played a major role in educating our citizens including numerous landowners facing new pipelines crossing their property,frequently very close to their homes.