NPS Says Pipeline Expansion Could Impact Bog Turtles

By Martin O'Sullivan (September 2, 2016, 3:41 PM EDT) -- The National Park Service has expressed concern that a pipeline expansion in Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland by a Chesapeake Utilities Corp. subsidiary will affect a federally threatened species of turtle.

NPS said in a Wednesday letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that a planned 30-mile pipeline expansion by the Eastern Shore Natural Gas Co. will repeatedly cross a portions of the White Clay Creek, a tributary in the area. That area is home to a population of bog turtles, which is cause for concern, according to the NPS.

"NPS is concerned about the potential impacts to water quality and impacts...

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