NAPL - Northern Access Pipeline
The proposed $455 million Northern Access Project consists of a 97-mile-long, 24” pipe that would carry Marcellus Shale gas from Sergeant Township, PA, to the Porterville Compressor Station in the Town of Elma, NY. The project presents multiple threats to environmental health of the Upper Lake Erie and Niagara River Watersheds. The pipeline construction will require crossings of 77 intermittent and 60 perennial streams, 19 of which are classified by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation as protected trout streams. Northern Access Project could have dangerousimpacts to the Cattaraugus Creek Basin Aquifer, the sole source of drinking water for 20,000 residents in surrounding Cattaraugus, Erie, and Wyoming counties in New York. One landowner in Sardinia, NY absolutely refuses to sign a Pipeline Right of Way Easement Agreement with National Fuel. They are extremely committed to saving their family farm called Olmsted Camp which has hosted family gatherings for over 100 years.
Who’s fighting this pipeline?-