Plans for construction of a natural gas pipeline from southeastern Pennsylvania into Maryland and passing through southern Lancaster County have been abandoned.
The (Lancaster) Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era reported the 88-mile Mid-Atlantic Express pipeline would have carried gas from Eagle to a Baltimore terminal, where it was to be liquefied for transport overseas.
The pipeline was approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in 2009. But last week, AES Corp. of Arlington, Va., filed a motion with the commission to vacate the approval.
The company said “To date, no construction activities have been undertaken.”
The project had been opposed by some residents and conservancy groups and faced court appeals and opposition from some Maryland officials.
Little Britain Township resident Daniel Shanor told the paper he was glad the pipeline was scrapped.
"I'm happy because a bunch of people, just individual common souls, stopped a mega-billion-dollar company from having their way," Shanor said.