Three pieces by Ad Crable on the Atlantic Sunrise, all worth reading: Williams bought the farm; the PA DEP is hosting a hearing on the Atlantic Sunrise's air pollution; and a "restless" Williams is aggressively advertising and pressuring legislators.
"Because Lancaster County is out of compliance for federal and state limits for smog and soot, projects cannot worsen the air here. The pipeline would exceed the limits for nitrogen oxides, a precursor for smog."
"'We put a lot of time, energy and prayer into that particular spot but The Stand is more than a 12-acre plot. We have other locations. We continue to stand as a community.'"
"The pro-pipeline online campaign urges the public to 'Stand for Economic Benefits,' 'Stand for Energy Independence,' 'Stand for Reducing Emissions,' and 'Stand for Local Partnerships.'
To opponents of the pipeline in Lancaster County, which uses 'The Stand' slogan, use of the 'stand' language appears a direct shot across the bow.
'It’s absolutely a rip-off,' said Tim Spiese, a Martic Township resident and member of Lancaster Against Pipelines.