Fight PennEast: Register as an Intervenor With FERC
PennEast recently submitted a new application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) asking to split its pipeline project into two phases:
- The first includes 68 miles of 36-inch pipe, built entirely within Pennsylvania, intended to provide natural gas service by November 2021.
- The second includes the remaining route in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and has a targeted completion of 2023.
Let FERC know that PennEast’s attempt to amend its application is a blatant subversion of the Natural Gas Act.
If you want to have the ability to legally challenge FERC’s decisions, follow the steps below to register as an intervenor and file a motion with FERC.
How to Register on the FERC website:
- First, you must register as a FERC online user. Sign-up for an e-subscription to Docket # CP20-47 here.
- Click the orange “register” button and follow the directions to fill out the form. This will give you a FERC I.D. and password (you will need to do this even if you have an e-Filing account). FERC Online will then send an email confirming your registration.
- Go to your email inbox and open the message from FERC Online. Click the link to validate your account.
How to file a Motion to Intervene with FERC:
DOCKET NUMBER – CP20-47 – You must use this number to access PennEast.
Note: Always use the “next” button. Do not hit “return.”
- Go to the tab for Documents & Filing in the top drop-down menu.
- Click on the log-in button.
- After you log-in, click the e-Filing link on the left.
- Under Filing Type choose General in the first column.
- Click Intervention.
- Click (doc-less) Motion to Intervene (choose Motion to Intervene if you want to submit a file.) Click the Next button.
- A search form appears. TYPE IN: CP20-47 (Docket number).
- A listing for PENNEAST should appear. Click on the blue plus sign in the right column. Click the Next button.
- You are now prompted for a Document-less Intervention Description. Click the Next button.
- Briefly explain why you or your organization want to be an intervenor and how the proposed PennEast project will affect you.
- For example, homeowners can say that the pipeline would pass through their property. Citizens can say it impacts their communities air, water, and safety.
- State that no one else can represent your interests and whether you oppose the project.
- Example message (update what is in italics): I’m a homeowner along the route of the proposed PennEast pipeline. I oppose the project that would pass through my property. No one else can represent my interest. PennEast has submitted a completely new application, not a simple amendment. It is a completely new concept and set of facts that require comprehensive review, including a new evaluation of public need for the project. PennEast has not established public need, meanwhile they continue to seize lands. PennEast’s latest proposal is a subversion of the Natural Gas Act.
- Click Individual, or on behalf of another party. Click the Next button.
- Specify who should get email notices. Add yourself as a Signer. Click the Next button.
- A draft submission description appears. Click the Next button to accept the default or change it.
- Click submit.