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Preserve Raystown Lake! Comment today!


  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Raystown Lake 6993 Seven Points Road Hesston, PA, 16647 United States (map)

Say NO to an early restart of constuction activities at Raystown Lake. Say NO to the Mariner East 2 pipeline and yes to public safety and protection of our environment.

Submit comments to the Baltimore District Corporate Communication Office by email to cenab-cc@usace.army.mil and by mail to 10 S. Howard Street, ATTN: CCO Room 11400, Baltimore, MD, 21201.

ACOE Raystown Project Manager:
Nick Krupa
814-658-3405

***COMMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY July 27***

Amendment to the ACOE Environmental Assesment can be accessed here: http://www.nab.usace.army.mil/Portals/63/docs/Regulatory/publicnotices/01%20EA%20Amendment%20071017%20w%20fig1.pdf?ver=2017-07-11-150553-980&timestamp=1499800327036

BACKGROUND:

This past Spring, #SunocoLogistics (now #EnergyTransferPartners) made promises to the Huntingdon County community. They promised that constuction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline at Raystown Lake would not impact tourism or recreation. They promised the project would be done safely and efficiently. They have broken those promises.

Originally, Sunoco was to stop work between May 15 and Labor Day in order to avoid peak recreation season at Seven Points. Now, they are asking for an early go-ahead from the Army Corps of Engineers and plan to begin drilling under the lake as soon as possible.

This past Spring, work at the lake was done by contractor Union Pipeline. The crews did not complete installation of the first of two major transmission lines by the May 15 deadline. In the process, they lost a drill bit underneath the lake during Horizontal Directional Drilling. They operated with broken erosion socks. Company security stalked locals as they recreated. In other parts of the state, similar drilling activity has contaminated multiple drinking water supplies and Pennsylvania waterways.

Now Sunoco has replaced Union Pipeline with an out-of-state contractor called Michels. Michels has operated on other controversial projects such as the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. They are not being brought in because they will works safer, but rather because they will work faster. Sunoco/Energy Transfer does not care about our community, but will harm our environment and economy to please their billionaire investors and European buyers.