Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline

Save Tucquan Glen and Shenks Ferry!

Oppose the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline that is threatening your home by destroying natural lands and our public and private grounds! Tucquan Glen and Shenks Ferry are rare treasures among the beautiful River Hills of Lancaster County but face irreparable destruction if the pipeline is routed through these preserves. Give your support and join us in calling for removing the pipeline from our private and public forested lands and as a very last resort re-routing the pipeline to DIRECTLY UNDER existing electric transmission lines!

If you, too, are concerned, we encourage you to contact FERC and file your opinion against destroying these incredible protected preserves and woodlands.  Follow the instructions below:

Call To Action
To access information or post a comment regarding the proposed Atlantic Sunrise gas pipeline go to the FERC website at https://ferconline.ferc.gov/QuickComment.aspx.  All correspondence for the Atlantic Sunrise should use ID  CP15-138-000.

  • Fill in your complete information, name, address, email and phone number.
  • A link will be sent to your email address.  click the link
  • Fill in docket number CP15-138-000 and click ‘search’
  • Click the ‘select’ button on the following line (far right).
  • Enter up to a 6,000 letter comment.
  • Do not forget to click the ‘send comment’ button at the bottom of the page.

There is no limit to how many comments one makes. If you would like to review filings click on elibrary and General Search and fill in the information requested. The FERC number is utilized to access information.

Suggested discussion points with respect to forested and Conservancy lands are:

  • The pristine Susquehanna Riverlands ARE Lancaster County’s Yellowstone Park. They are places so pristine that, years ago, the public insisted they be protected.  The public including the Counties of Lancaster and York and our State Government, the National Park Service, have poured millions of public dollars into setting Tucquan Glen and Shenks Ferry aside and protecting them for public enjoyment and for future generations.   These two preserves enjoy 1000’s of visitors annually.
  • Lancaster County is unique in its mix of incredibly productive farmland and very limited forests. Our critical forests maintain the quality and quantity of the water needed to farm these lands and support populations both within Lancaster county and downstream in the Chesapeake Bay area. Lancaster County has less than 15% of its land in forests. Very few intact larger blocks of forest (50 acres or more) remain. These lands are critical to the health of not just Lancaster County citizens but also to those who rely on clean water downstream. Our natural lands offer exceptional ecosystems that should not be fragmented and destroyed by proposed pipelines.
  • National, State, and Local governments, organizations, non-profits, and individual donors invested tens of millions of dollars to protect the forests of the Susquehanna Riverlands. Initiatives to protect the forests, riparian buffers, recreational lands, water quality, sensitive natural resources, viewshed, and cultural resources of the Susquehanna Riverlands have been ongoing for decades. Three years ago FERC supported these efforts with the decision to release PPL’s forests and streams from the FERC boundary so they could be permanently protected through transfer to the Lancaster County Conservancy. Those same forests and streams were threatened by the initial Atlantic Sunrise pipeline route. The FERC decision cited protection and stewardship of the DCNR Conservation Landscape of the Susquehanna Riverlands as support for removal of these forests and streams from the FERC boundary. These lands have also recently been identified as an Indigenous Cultural Landscape.
  • The impacts of a gas pipeline on forests are forever.  When the forests are removed the pipeline company does not permit replanting.

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Did you know? Only 16% of land in Lancaster County remains forested, just a vestige of what used to be here. Help us save the County’s natural lands!
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