Public Hearing on Proposed Natural Gas Plant in Robinson Township, Washington County

Map of Shale Gas Activity in Robinson Township, Washington County

Map of Shale Gas Activity in Robinson Township, Washington County

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 6:00 PM at the Fort Cherry Jr./Sr. High School Auditorium (110 Fort Cherry Road, McDonald, PA 15057) for an Air Quality Plan Approval application for the proposed Robinson Power Company, LLC Beech Hollow Project. The proposed natural gas-fired combined cycle power plant with a 1,000 MW generating capacity would be located adjacent to the Champion Processing Inc. waste coal pile in Robinson Township, Washington County.

Attend the meeting to learn what Robinson Power plans are and get your questions answered. Public testimony will begin at 7:00 PM and each individual will have 5 minutes to testify. The DEP encourages people to register beforehand to testify at the hearing by submitting written notice to Lauren Fraley, Community Relations Coordinator at lfraley@pa.gov, care of DEP’s Southwest Regional Office, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or by phone at 412-442-4203. There will also be an opportunity to register on site on the evening of the hearing.

Individuals who cannot attend the hearing may submit written public comments to the attention of Alan Binder, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or abinder@pa.gov. Written testimony must include the commenter’s name, address, and phone number and reference the proposed Robinson Power Plan Approval (PA-63-00922D). Public comments will be accepted until July 22, 2017 at 4:00 PM.

Documents for the application are available at DEP office or at the link below:

http://www.dep.pa.gov/About/Regional/SouthwestRegion/Community%20Information/Pages/default.aspx