Sierra Club Releases Report on Economic Cost of ASP

The Sierra Club recently commissioned a study about the economic impacts of the Atlantic Sunrise – a counter study to FERC’s impact analysis.

And the associated press release.

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Health Presentation Prompts Questions for Orange Township Supervisors


Dr. Saberi and Deirdre Lally answer questions from the audience following the presentation.

by Casey Pegg & Sierra Shamer

The August 28th presentation on the health impacts of the proposed compressor station was a huge success and that energy was carried into the Orange township supervisors meeting.  Members of Columbia County Against the Pipeline presented the supervisors with a list of questions about the compressor station.  The supervisors agreed to review our questions with their solicitor. They will provide answers for us at their next meeting on Oct 6 at 7:30pm in the Orangeville Municiple Building, 2028 PA-487, Orangeville, PA 17859.

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End of the Line Screening – October 9th

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Friday, October 9
6:30pm – 9:00pm
Villa Sacred Heart
580 Railroad St, Danville, Pennsylvania 17821

‘The End Of The Line’ is a new film that follows the grassroots resistance to the recently defeated Bluegrass Pipeline in Kentucky.


Filmmaker Sellus Wilder will be in attendance of discussion following the films.

Filmmaker Sellus Wilder will be in attendance for discussion following the films.

Kentucky filmmaker Sellus Wilder wants this film to inspire other communities to recognize that it is possible for grassroots efforts to overcome seemingly impossible odds, and The End Of The Line shares some of the tactics and strategies that worked for pipeline opponents in Kentucky.  He will be present for Q&A following the screening.

When two major energy companies teamed up to ship hazardous liquids to the gulf coast, they didn’t count on the resistance the Bluegrass Pipeline would encounter in Kentucky. A diverse coalition of farmers, activists and religious orders won against all odds after joining forces to resist a threat to their land, liberty, and lives.

ASSurpriseAlso featured will be the short film ‘Atlantice Sunrise Surprise’ by local filmmaker Scott Cannon that tells the story of two landowners from Columbia County living with the threat of having their property seized in order to build the Atlantice Sunrise.

Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

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If coming from the direction of Bloomsburg on Route 11, turn right at the light at Dunkin Donuts. Follow that street, which is Railroad Street, for a ways; it will pass homes on the left and a large red wall on the right. At the end of the street, right before it curves around to the left, there will be two entrances on the right, just past the end of the wall. The first entrance has an arch with a sign that says St. Cyril Academy. Do not use this entrance! Take the one immediately after it, which has no arch or anything.

Go up the hill, following the road on a slight curve around to the right. At the intersection, turn left, and follow that road to the back of the big white building which is there. (Signs will be posted.) Drive around the back of the building, and park in one of the spaces available. Walk a little farther and go in the door that is there directly into the auditorium.

If parking in the back is filled up, continue driving around the building out to the front and park in that parking lot, then walk back around to the back of the building and use the door going directly into the auditorium.


This event is sponsored by Columbia County Against the Pipeline, Clean Air Council, and Shalefield Organizing Committee. Special thanks to the Sisters of Saint Cyril and Methodius.

Community Pipeline Picnic a Roaring Success

Thanks to all who came out to kick back, reflect on our year and a half of resistance to the Williams Atlantic Sunrise Project in Columbia County, and plan our next moves. Special thanks to Columbia County Against the Pipeline for pulling it together.

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Pipeline Picnic this Sunday and Other Upcoming Events

Look out for some great new happenings from Columbia County Against the Pipeline, Shalefield Organizing Committee, and Clean Air Council.

1. New Interactive Map Available
2. Community Pipeline Picnic – August 23rd
3. Know Your Rights Calls for Landowners – August 27th and September 1st
4. Pipeline Information Session With Dori Hippauf – September 9th

Check out the new facebook page for Columbia County Against the Pipeline.

1. New Interactive Map Available

An updated map by SOC Organizer Sierra Shamer is now available.  The proposed route is 50% different than the old one.

Follow this link:

2. Community Pipeline Picnic – August 23rd
We’re having a picnic this Sunday!  Please help spread the word by inviting your friends and neighbors.  
On Sunday, August 23 at Bloomsburg Town Park, Pavilion #6 there will be a

* Community Pipeline Picnic * 
 3:00 – 4:00 PM 
 4:00 – 7:00 PM 
Would you like to volunteer to make this a
Contact us! 
3. Know Your Rights Calls for Landowners – August 27th and September 1st
On August 27th at 7pm and Sept 1st at 7pm landowners and neighbors with concerns about the proposed Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline can participate in two free Know Your Property Rights Calls.
These two landowner workshop calls will include Attorney Anne Marie Garti who is an experienced environmental attorney with the Pace Environmental Law Clinic.  Organizers request that you register for the workshop in advance at: or by calling Delaware Riverkeeper Network at 215-369-1188, or If you submit questions in advance they will be answered during the call.

4. Pipeline Information Session With Dori Hippauf – September 9th

September 9th 6:308:30pm, Bloomsburg High School Auditorium.

Presented by activist researcher Dory Hippauf, the session will include information about the permitting process and landowners rights.

A member of the Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition, Hippauf has published numerous articles on the connections between Natural Gas Corporations, government, public relations, and lobbying.


Our Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be held Tuesday, July 21st at 6pm at the Community of Christ Church.  The Church is located on the corner of 8th and Market Street in Bloomsburg, PA.

There is no parking lot but street parking is available.

This meeting is shaping up to be the most ambitious and important one yet for several reasons:

1. The Press Enterprise has agreed to cover it – so please bring friends.  It’s imperative that we have a big turnout to show the PE and its readers that there is strong opposition to the pipeline in this county.

2. We’re going to be setting goals and creating a timeline for the next several months.  Please come with ideas about what you want to work on.

3. We will be choosing a name for the campaign.  Choosing a name for a group can be difficult and time consuming.  To help streamline the process, feel free to email with ideas so we can vote on them at the meeting.