We need your help to fight an unneeded and dangerous natural
gas project in Central Jersey. Transco wants to put a new compressor station in
Trap Rock Quarry in and connect a pipeline that would go into the Raritan Bay. We
need everyone to tell the NJDEP that they must deny Transco permits to build
this dangerous project that would create air and water pollution and safety concerns!
proposed project starts with a 32,000 horsepower compressor station on 52 acres
in the Trap Rock Quarry. It also proposes more pipeline: 3.5 new miles of
pipe in Old Bridge and Sayreville and 22 miles under the Raritan Bay.
The project was already denied water permits in New Jersey and New York for
being incomplete and the rest of the permits must be denied as well.
NESE project is meant to ship gas out of state to Long Island; it would have no
benefit to the people of New Jersey. An explosion or leak could threaten
communities, destroy important habitat and add pollution to waterways. We
need everyone to write to the DEP and tell them to deny these permits and at
the very least, have a real public process that includes at least two public
Thanks for all you do!
NJ Sierra Club
Deny NESE Permits for Compressor Station/Pipeline into the Raritan!
Dear [Decision Maker],
I am writing to request action from the NJDEP on Transco's proposed Northeast Supply Enhancement Project (NESE). I urge the DEP to deny Transco's permit applications, including all Land Use Management and Coastal Use Management permits. I also encourage the agency to hold two public hearings on these permit applications one near the proposed Compressor Station 206 in Franklin Twp. (Somerset County) and another by the Madison & Raritan Bay Loops in Old Bridge & Sayreville (Middlesex County).
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]