On-Point LNP Editorial Supports Courageous Lancaster Residents

Bravo to Lancaster Newspapers for their editorial supporting Martic Township supervisors and Lancaster landowners who have chosen to speak out against the pipeline.  The editorial staff correctly called out local politicians and supervisors for “kicking the can,” and refusing to take a stance.  Leaving residents to “[fight] a Goliath” on their own.  Read on:

On the Lancaster County pipeline issue, there are few political profiles in courage

Posted: Thursday, October 9, 2014 6:00 am

“Township governments actually have no power. All we can do is plead our case in as factual a way as possible, resisting any emotion. We spent a considerable amount of money drawing the resolution up so that it has the greatest possibility that it will be read by FERC. We’ll send it to our senators, congressman and representatives.”

So said Martic Township Supervisor Ted Irwin, after his board passed a resolution  Mondayopposing a natural gas pipeline proposed for Lancaster County.

The resolution urges the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to deny permission to build any part of the pipeline in Martic Township.

That township is the second municipality here to oppose the pipeline, and the first in the pipeline’s proposed path to do so.

Click to read the full story at LancasterOnline.