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Monday, July 21, 2014

Public can't participate in Pa. "public" pipeline meeting. Corporations can.

About 20 Rapho residents and concerned citizens from other communities aired concerns Thursday about Williams Partners' proposed Atlantic Sunrise natural gas pipeline.

The revised route for the pipeline now runs through the township, and Williams representatives met with township officials during a regularly scheduled workshop session Tuesday.

During that meeting, discussion was between pipeline representatives and township officials. Williams Partners has scheduled another meeting between affected Rapho landowners on Tuesday July 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Acorn Farms Reception & Conference Center, 3141 Mount Joy-Manheim Road, Mount Joy.

Lynne Palazzo, a Rapho resident who attended the July 15 meeting, took the supervisors to task for not allowing public participation at that meeting.

"The fact that there would be no public participation should have been made clear before the start of the meeting,” Palazzo said. “It also appeared that we (the residents) were standing by ourselves.

“We appreciate the research that you have done but are concerned with the apparent disengagement of two (of the three) supervisors,” she added. “Have you considered the impact of this proposed project?”


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Of course they wont let the public into those meetings,they don't want the peons voicing any objections.