Friday, July 29, 2011

Today's Scoop: Bluestone Gathering Pipeline
All NYS Details Now On File

Happened to notice this this morning:  Details on the Bluestone Gathering natural gas pipeline — at least the New York State portion, as proposed — are now fully open to download.

Looks like 107 separate files.  Who knows how many pages.  Or how many professional-person-hours.  (I can already hear the strained creaking of the thickened wallets of the consultants hired to put together this application!)

Anyway, to see it all — and to read it at your leisure, should you be into that sort of thing — go to the NYS Public Service Commission public file room here, and search Bluestone, and look for
Case No. 11-T-0401, with a file date of July 27.

All this has to do with a subsidiary of Michigan-based DTE Energy requesting official permission from New York State to go ahead and spend $250 million in private sector dollars, over the next five years, constructing a 37-mile-long PA-NY natural gas pipeline — known under the promotional phrase "Bluestone Gathering."

I wrote about this very recently — in the last section of an excessively long post here, criticizing the Binghamton (NY) Press and Sun-Bulletin for its willful inability to see or cover all sides of the whole Marcellus story. 

Let's see how they make out now — with all this data available.

I checked to see if DTE filed with the PA equivalent of the NYS PSC at the same time, but it wasn't there at this writing.

P. S. — I note from the invaluable that PA and NY landowners who believe they are along the route of this pipeline have very smartly organized themselves in order to share information, to maximize the benefits, and to minimize the burdens, of hosting this infrastructure.

Kinda short notice, but there is a meeting coming up tomorrow:

Bluestone Pipeline ROW Landowner's Meeting

WHEN:  Saturday, July 30th at 9:30 AM

WHERE:  Harmony Twp. Municipal Building. It is located in Harmony Twp. on Starrucca Creek Road (SR 1009 ) and the corner of Rockwell Road.

PURPOSE:  Organizer from the Laser Pipeline agreement will be volunteering their time to assist us in getting a fair agreement with Bluestone.  PLEASE inform anyone you think may have an interest in this pipeline.

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