As 2017 begins, Lancaster Against Pipelines remains committed to shutting down the proposed Atlantic Sunrise pipeline.
As most of you know, FERC issued its FEIS (Final Environmental Impact Statement) for the ASP one week ago. That document is basically an 800-page Horror Story that Williams has planned for Pennsylvania—and beyond. Here’s a brief sampling of how the ASP would put our land, water, wildlife, and personal safety at risk:
- 388 water body crossings
- 44 interior forests fragmented
- 3,700 acres of land, including dozens of preserved farms, violated
- 126 private wells within 150-ft of route
- 152 residential or commercial buildings within 50-ft of route
Additionally, a number of sacred Native American sites are targeted by the ASP. Right here in southern Lancaster County, along the Conestoga River, a federally recognized Susquehannock Indian village & cemetery (more than 1,000 years old) sits directly in the pipeline’s path.
Absurdly, FERC’s statement concludes that the ASP would have “less-than-significant” environmental, cultural, and social impacts.
Community Bonfire at THE STAND — Sunday, January 15 at 2 PM
FERC expects us to calmly accept these shocking risks. They think we should all be okay with an Oklahoma company sending explosive, poisonous, fracked gas to foreign markets through our rivers, farms, and playgrounds.
We have news for FERC: NOT A CHANCE!
In open defiance of the FEIS and Transco/Williams’ plans to poison our water, our land, and our children’s future, LAP is hosting a COMMUNITY BONFIRE & PLEDGE SIGNING EVENT on Sunday, January 15, at 2 PM.
 Publicly reject the findings of this FEIS—with the bonfire’s help :-).
 Sign a community pledge to fight the ASP with Civil Disobedience.
 Hold an open council meeting to plan a large-scale, prayer-and-action encampment on the grounds of The Stand to block ASP construction, if approved.
Everyone committed to fighting the ASP is welcome to this event!
LOCATION: STAND II
We’ll gather at LAP’s newly-built second STAND structure. This is located about ½ mile south of the original Stand. This new structure rests directly in the path of Williams’ alternate Conestoga River crossing. It’s located at the intersection of River Road, Conestoga Blvd, and Groff Avenue in Conestoga, PA.
- Parking is available at Safe Harbor Park, across the road from The Stand.
- GPS: 39.938298, -76.386099
WHAT TO BRING
- Friends, family & kids
- Warm clothing
- Outdoor chair
- Ideas for resistance
- Tent (if you plan to camp)
FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE
For more information, visit our “Stand With The Land” Facebook event.
For any adventurous souls wanting to camp overnight, bring a tent and we’ll carry the event into MLK Monday—a fitting way to celebrate the courageous, justice-seeking work of Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Rain Date: Sunday, January 22 @ 2 PM (same location)