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Protesters confront a construction crew for the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline in central Pennsylvania. A new PUC ruling may make it easier for communities to control pipeline development.

Lancaster Against Pipelines

Background

Lancaster Against Pipelines is a citizens group based in Lancaster County that formed in 2014 to oppose the construction of the Atlantic Sunrise natural gas transmission line.

Members of the group tout a commitment to nonviolent civil disobedience, and say they are concerned about the pipeline’s impact on water, soil, and air quality, as well as the potential for explosions.

Shortly after construction began on the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline began in late 2017, Lancaster Against Pipelines organized protests in which dozens of people have been arrested.

Latest Posts

Activists offer pancakes to pipeline workers, are rebuffed

Protesters are continuing to demonstrate against the construction of the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline in Lancaster County. The activists latest tactic Friday morning involved setting up a pancake breakfast picnic on an Amish farm in Conestoga adjacent to a construction site and inviting the pipeline workers to share a meal. About 30 people sang and held [...]

23 arrested protesting Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline

Twenty-three people were arrested and charged with defiant trespassing Monday after they blocked construction equipment for the Atlantic Sunrise natural gas pipeline in Lancaster County. The showdown between the pipeline company and the protesters has been in the making since the project was first announced three years ago. The Atlantic Sunrise pipeline is being built [...]

Protesters park cars to blockade Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline work site

Anti-pipeline activists in Lancaster County formed a vehicle blockade Monday that temporarily obstructed access to a work site for the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline. Protesters parked 16 cars along Witmer Road in Manor Township to impede workers’ access to a horizontal directional drill site where the pipeline builder, Williams, intends to install the line under the Conestoga [...]

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