Six Go-To Websites on Pipelines

1. The Morning Call -

A local newspaper in Bethlehem, PA, has written many articles on the developments of the PennEast pipeline. The articles include balanced reporting with interviews from local citizens and representatives from professional organizations. Touching on local concerns, this source keeps up-to-date accounts of new information pertaining to the PennEast pipeline to alert the public.

2. StateImpact -

This is a source with in-depth, investigative articles about pipeline issues in Pennsylvania. Focused on guiding readers to a stronger understanding of policy and structure on pipelines, many links are embedded to provide further information. Taking on a state-wide approach to the issue of pipelines, it includes general information as well as state specific rules and regulations.

3. Energy Information Administration (EIA) -

This database website with information, analysis, and statistics on natural gas pipelines is a great place to learn about the national situation of pipelines. Informative maps, graphs, and charts document things like the number of pipelines in each state, accounts of pipeline accidents, and the national network of pipelines. This site has the most information on pipelines without navigating to other webpages I’ve found. This source also breaks down select states playing a more prominent role in pipeline development.

4. PA DEP -

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection provides ample information to the public on state regulations regarding pipelines. Their site also includes the documents, presentations, and meetings of the Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force. Trying to make sense of the decentralized nature of state pipeline responsibilities, this site has the most comprehensive information on statewide pipeline agendas.

5. National Conference of State Legislatures -

This website includes an overview of pipelines, their regulations, classifications, and differences between state and federal actions. Gathering information from other websites, for which there are embedded links to further information, it includes their own analysis and key findings. This site handles interstate versus intrastate pipelines and their associated regulations as well. This site uses and reports statistics from PHMSA in a clear and meaningful way.

6. Constitution Pipeline -

The Constitution Pipeline website provides information on the projected pipeline leading from Pennsylvania into New York but also has a thorough network of information for all stakeholders and concerned citizens. It provides a background on a variety of issues that would pertain to landowners, those interested in regulation, construction, and safety. Their website also features updates on pipeline developments, informational videos including roundtable discussions and an extensive FAQ section.