8/29/19by News Department on 08/29/19
An environmental company hired to conduct a wildlife study in Hegins Township was fined and charged with disturbing an active bald eagle nest.
The study was required for a natural gas pipeline corporation’s application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Williams wants to erect a 31,000-horsepower gas compressor station on approximately 105 acres near Deep Creek Road and Bridge Road, with the facility itself covering 23 acres.
According to a Williams spokesperson, Ecology and Environment Inc. did receive a citation for activities associated with the bald eagle wildlife survey.
A docket from the office of Magisterial District Judge David J. Rossi, of Tremont, shows Ecology and Environment Inc. entered a guilty plea to a charge of “drive or disturb game” on July 9 and paid the $1,000 fine.
The offense was detected March 18, 2019.