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Atlantic Sunrise construction picks back up after two-day delay

(Harrisburg) — Construction on a controversial natural gas pipeline has resumed after a two-day court delay. On Monday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued a temporary hold on the Atlantic Sunrise project as it reviewed an emergency motion filed by environmental groups to halt construction. The court denied the motion on Wednesday. [...]

Activists cautiously celebrate delay of Atlantic Sunrise pipeline

(Harrisburg) — Anti-pipeline activists are hesitantly celebrating after a federal court ordered a temporary halt on construction for the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline. The project is slated to run through 10 Pennsylvania counties, including Lancaster, Lebanon, Northumberland, and Schuylkill. Dozens of protesters have been arrested since construction started in September. Several groups filed a motion last [...]

Lawmaker wants pipeline protesters to pay for police, cleanup costs

New pipelines designed to carry Pennsylvania’s shale gas have taken center stage in a controversy over climate change, private property rights, and the nation’s energy future. Protests have emerged all over the country, including an encampment in Lancaster County, where activists hope to disrupt construction of the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline–an interstate gas transmission line approved by [...]

British cosmetics firm funds pipeline protest camp

Opponents of the Atlantic Sunrise natural gas pipeline have raised tens of thousands of dollars for a new encampment in Lancaster County, but most of the money is from one source–  British cosmetics firm, Lush. Lancaster Against Pipelines recently received $22,000 through a Lush program called Charity Pot. Grants are intended to support animal protection, the environment, and human [...]

Atlantic Sunrise pipeline opponents begin encampment

Opponents of the Atlantic Sunrise natural gas pipeline are officially launching an encampment in Lancaster County this weekend. The pipeline was approved by federal regulators earlier this month, although it still awaits permits from the state Department of Environmental Protection and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Williams, the company behind the project, expects construction to [...]

Lancaster County pipeline opponents prepare for encampments

Anti-pipeline activists in Lancaster County are preparing to engage in nonviolent civil disobedience to block a proposed natural gas transmission line. The group Lancaster Against Pipelines is spearheading the effort. Activists have built two wooden structures near Conestoga, which they intend to occupy if and when crews begin work on the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline. Williams, [...]

GOP congressional candidates criticize pipeline

The Republican candidates vying for the seat held by the retiring congressman Joe Pitts (R- 16th) are both criticizing a proposed interstate natural gas pipeline. If the Atlantic Sunrise line is approved by federal regulators it would run through 10 Pennsylvania counties, including parts of the 16th congressional district in western Lancaster County, where opposition [...]

Groups stitch together massive anti-pipeline quilt

Lancaster County is well known for its hand made quilts. It’s also becoming known as one of the most vocal places of opposition for the Atlantic Sunrise natural gas pipeline project. Activists held a rally Monday to show off their latest act of protest– a 50-foot-long quilt, which represents the width of the permanent right-of-way [...]

Protest Planned at Pipeline Talk

Public meetings over the proposed Atlantic Sunrise pipeline have drawn the ire of opponents in Lancaster County. This time, an activist group is planning to protest a meeting between the pipeline company and the local chamber of commerce. The group, Lancaster Against Pipelines, says it’s organizing the protest to call attention to the environmental and [...]

8 protestors arrested at pipeline testing site in Lancaster County

Eight protestors were arrested Monday morning at a pipeline testing site in Lancaster County, police have confirmed. The demonstrators included local residents opposing the proposed Atlantic Sunrise project and members of a Native American tribe who claim the pipeline company is improperly drilling test bores on sacred grounds in Conestoga Township. More from Lancaster Online, [...]

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