Pipelines & People: How communities can better understand and manage pipelines

APA Pennsylvania Chapter


Wednesday, March 15, 2017
noon - 1:15 p.m. EDT

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Major pipelines projects resulting from the boom in shale gas extraction have had significant impact on communities in their path. This webinar will provide an update on the major transmission pipeline projects in Pennsylvania as well as identifying the community perceptions of pipeline development for the residents impacted by the pipelines.


This community perception affects how local governments protect their citizens from these impacts. Municipalities can address pipeline safety at the local level through best planning practices and ordinance regulations.


This webinar will address specific tools for pipeline planning and discuss pipeline safety, legal issues, state planning legislation obligations, comprehensive planning concepts, and local standards to assess impact and regulate pipeline-related activities.


John Gaadt, AICP

John M. Gaadt, AICP is an environmental and land use planning consultant with over 30 years of professional experience. Currently he heads a successful planning practice located in Chadds Ford, PA. GAADT PERSPECTIVES, LLC specializes in environmental and land use planning issues, including the creation of strategies to protect natural ... Read More

Dave Messersmith

Dave Messersmith is an Extension Educator with Penn State University’s Extension Marcellus Education Team. He has delivered educational programs on Marcellus shale and natural gas – focusing on natural gas pipeline development – throughout Pennsylvania, nationally and internationally. Dave speaks regularly on natural gas pipelines and right of way negotiation to ... Read More

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Susan Shermer, sshermer@shermer-assoc.com