NEWSFLASH: 2 from Berks County Firms to Aid Pennsylvania Pipeline Task Force

Published in the Reading Eagle

July 8, 2015

The 48 people chosen to serve on the Pennsylvania Pipeline Infrastructure Taskforce appointed by Gov. Tom Wolf were announced Tuesday.

Also released were the names of the more than 100 people who will serve on the dozen work groups that will work with the task force.

Robert May with Synergy Environmental of Spring Township and Alisa Harris with UGI Energy Services, also of Spring, were named to work groups. May is on the emergency preparedness group, while Harris is on the public participation group.

John Quigley, secretary for the Department of Environmental Protection, will be the chairman of the task force.

Wolf, in making the announcement of the  task force members, said pipeline expansion is important to the state’s economy and growing energy sector.

“We will work together to make sure that this important infrastructure can be developed effectively and responsibly with consideration for the environment, residents and local communities, “ he said in a news release.

Task force appointees were selected from state agencies, the legislature, and the industry and environmental groups.

Members of the dozen work groups also come from a variety of backgrounds.

They will focus on pipeline safety and integrity; sitting and routing; environmental protection; conservation; agriculture; emergency preparedness; natural gas end use; county government; local government; public participation; workforce and economic development; and historical, cultural and tribal issues.

Robert May is a Senior Engineer with Synergy Environmental, Inc. As Director of Compliance, Bob’s group provides monitoring and compliance reporting for over 700 gas stations nationwide. He also provides Class A, B & C Underground Storage Tank Operator Training.

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