For generations, visitors have flocked to the Endless Mountains in Northeast Pennsylvania to enjoy the region's river gateways, rolling hills, family farms, river towns, historic districts and quaint rural villages—helping to feed the state's $26-billion-a-year tourism industry.
But the Central New York Oil and Gas Company wants to install an industrial gas pipeline that would replace wooded mountains and pastoral landscapes with 39 miles of pipeline, additional miles of lateral gathering lines, access roads, massive compressor units, filter separators, gas coolers and other industrial machinery.
In November 2011, ignoring a recommendation from the EPA, calls from state elected officials, and more than 22,000 members of the public, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved the CNYOGC project. (Read more.)
Business owners, year-round and seasonal residents kicked off the 2011 summer tourist season in Pennsylvania's Endless Mountains with a picnic— and a plea to local, state, and federal officials to preserve the region's way of life in the face of a proposed gas pipeline project in the Marcellus Shale. The event took place on May 26, 2011 in Laporte, PA. (Read Press Release.)
The Endless Mountains form a dissected region of the Allegheny Plateau, a landscape covering most of northern Pennsylvania. Learn about the areas that would be affected by construction of the gas pipeline.