Take Action: Compressor Station Comment by 5 pm Today
Please take ten seconds (literally) to send this email to PA DEP by 5 pm today. Clean Air Council has done a good job on the letter so it’s fine to send as is. I customized my own letter with this one intro. paragraph:
“Compressor stations are known to generate emissions which are toxic to human health. Please do not approve Dominion’s proposed Compressor station at all. Regulations for this new and extreme form of fossil fuel extraction are inadequate (aggregate and cumulative impacts are overlooked), even if they were to be complied with. Climate impacts must be assessed and a Health Impact Assessment undertaken for the entire state of Pennsylvania. Stop rubber-stamping these permits.”
PA DEP recently announced their intent to issue an air quality permit for yet another compressor station expansion proposed for Centre County, PA. PA DEP has rubber-stamped hundreds of compressor stations in the last several years as “small” sources of air pollution, dodging many requirements needed to protect our health from the significant air quality threats. The pollution from these sources is large enough on its own, but the pollution also adds up really fast.
Take two seconds out of your day and tell the state what you think about their decision to permit this compressor station. Pennsylvanians must unite to tackle the natural gas industry, so it doesn’t matter what part of the state you live in. Everyone can comment.
Clean Air Council
Community Outreach Coordinator
Marcellus Shale Program