Borough planning staff approved a zoning permit for installation of a section of the new, 12-inch-diameter natural gas pipeline that will serve Penn State’s West Campus steam plant, according to a borough press release issued Friday afternoon.
While the national debate has been centered on the Keystone XL pipeline, the oil and gas industry's network of pipelines is spreading into communities across the U.S.
Around 80 families within a one-mile radius of the blast were initially evacuated.

Penn State is not off the hook yet--

Safety remained the top issue Wednesday in a continued review of a natural gas conversion project at Penn State.

Not needed here either!

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The Official Word, expanded:

Penn State has shown State College it’s a good neighbor.

The Official Word:

Over the last four weeks, Columbia Gas and Penn State have been preparing a cost estimate for an on-campus route for the natural gas pipeline to serve the University Park’s West Campus Steam Plant. On Friday (July 12), Penn State’s Board of Trustees approved a $9.6 million increase in the project’s…

BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’ve been investigating Penn State’s energy system plans since information about the proposed 12-inch 400 psi Columbia Gas natural gas transmission line through the Highlands residential neighborhood emerged in mid-March.

Cross your fingers!

Penn State’s cost for the controversial natural gas pipeline project could double if an alternative route around campus is chosen over the original one through State College that caused uproar among borough residents.

Today is the day! Penn State's Office of Physical Plant VP will present an alternate northern campus route for the pipeline to the Board of Trustees. Residents are expecting a positive vote on the alternate plan, despite the modest increase in cost.

Metro > Municipal GovernmentJuly 9, 2013 at 12:00 AMTweetState College residents planning lawsuit with Columbia GasBy Michael Martin Garrett Janet Engeman, a member of a group of State College citizens whom she calls the “pipeline activists,” announced to Borough Council that she and other members o...
“When you see the center of your town almost destroyed, you’ll understand that we’re asking ourselves how we are going to get through this event.” — Lac-Megantic Mayor Colette Roy-Laroche Early Saturday morning a train carrying crude oil that was supposed to be stopped for the night rolled downhill…|By Ryan Koronowski

Penn State is expected to finally disclose their new pipeline route during the July 12 Board of Trustees meeting. If you cannot attend the meeting in person, it will be streamed live online.

The Penn State Board of Trustees will hold its regular bi-monthly meeting on Friday, July 12, at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, in Uniontown, Pa. Penn State Public Broadcasting will stream the meeting live at The meeting, which begins at 1:30 p.m. with remarks from Penn...

Just for the record, natural gas is not a "renewable"!

On the heels of President Obama’s climate change speech, comes word that the renewable energy market will grow by 40 percent in the next five years.

Some of us have signed on to the intervention suit against Columbia Gas, and are looking for more plaintiffs to sign on. If you live in proximity to the original Highlands pipeline route, and would like to be involved, please contact Janet Engeman on Facebook. We would like as much of a show of involvement as possible. If Columbia Gas were to win in their suit against State College Borough, we would all be affected.