A state legislator is proposing to route natural gas pipelines along the Pennsylvania Turnpike, in a bid to generate revenue for the highway and prevent environmental damage along a new pipeline corridor.
(Editor’s Note: What could possibly go wrong??)
“There’s no reason to destroy environmentally sensitive areas when you have the turnpike,” Rep. Scott Petri told the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee.
“Petri’s legislation emerges with state officials predicting thousands of miles of new pipelines being built to bring gas from Marcellus Shale wells to markets along the Atlantic seaboard,” the Republican-Herald reports. “Anti-pipeline activists from Northeast Pennsylvania question the need for more pipelines in the first place.”