An e-comment I’ve filed with the FERC today.
At the end of March 2015 PennEast made a number of variations to their preferred pipeline route, and released maps documenting it. They released both topo-based maps and a Google Earth/Google Maps based route so people could look at the pipeline route interactively online.
Unfortunately there is significant variances in the two map sources in the vicinity of Frenchtown and Kingwood Township NJ. The variances run from 600 up to 1,200 feet and are very significant in some cases. For example one version has the pipeline route clipping Frenchtown, in the other one the route just misses Frenchtown. In another example the pipeline route appears to be routing around the Solar array in Kingwood Township, but the other map shows it still be routed through the middle of said array. And of course the properties impacted in the two versions are completely different in the affected areas.
This level of carelessness and release of contradictory information is completely unacceptable in a project of this magnitude, but is sadly part of a pattern PennEast has shown in their execution of this project to date. How can we trust a company that gets such important details so very wrong on a such a consistent basis?