FERC: No Transco SSEP

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Now through July 5, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is accepting "scoping" comments from the public about SSEP, to help FERC determine what should be included in their environmental assessment of the pipeline.

This is an important opportunity to give public input about the waterways, soil, farmland, heritage sites etc. that you are concerned about.

Sign the petition to FERC today, and add a personalized comment with your specific concerns.

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To: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
From: [Your Name]

I am writing as a concerned community member to express my opposition to the Southeast Supply Enhancement Project. I am concerned about the project’s potential negative impacts to the region and the climate, and Williams Transco’s overbuilding of new fossil fuel infrastructure. Any new power generation must be sourced through clean, renewable energy sources.

I also have procedural concerns about the comment period and the lack of available information to review. The application has not been submitted, there is uncertainty about the final route and Williams Transco only recently disclosed if it will expand Station 165 with gas or electric infrastructure. Those omissions could impact the range of scoping comments received. Additionally, the abbreviated length of the comment period does not allow enough time for members of the public to meaningfully engage. A 60-day comment period would allow for more robust stakeholder participation.

The project could result in 60 million metric tons of carbon emissions per year, equivalent to 13 million cars and would add significantly to the climate crisis. This overbuilding of fossil fuel infrastructure locks us into more harmful air pollution and ignores the urgency of investing in energy efficiency, solar and wind and battery storage. The size of the pipe and required right-of-way will impact many water resources along the route, disturb habitat and cross important cultural sites.

The Southeast Supply Enhancement Project is not necessary to meet existing demand and is an unneeded burden on the environment and communities through which it will pass.

Thank you for your consideration of my comments.