Ask DEP for Public
Hearing on NESE Project!
The Transco NESE Pipeline is back! Even though we had a victory with NJDEP denying NESE’s permits, Transco just reapplied for those same permits.
Transco does not care about our safety, our clean air and water, they
just want to put a dangerous compressor station and natural gas pipeline in our
backyard and in our bay. The NESE messy is back
but we will continue to fight this fossil fuel project until it’s gone.
pipeline is a dangerous, damaging and unnecessary project that would
pollute our waterways, increase greenhouse gases and jeopardize public safety.
The project would cause irreparable harm from Franklin Township in Central
Jersey through the Raritan Bay all the way to Long Island. Construction would
disrupt contaminated sediments along the route and in the bay. The compressor station in Franklin
Township would release toxic chemicals such as
methane, ethane and MTBEs. The station would
also produce industrial runoff of metals such as chromium. This project would
not benefit New Jersey in any way, especially since the gas would all go to New
must have a say in the permit application process. Help us ask DEP to schedule
at least two public meetings for more public participation in the process!
Ask DEP for Public Hearing on NESE Project!
Dear [Decision Maker],
I am requesting that DEP hold three public hearings on these new permit applications for the NESE Project. In general, the activities associated with these new permit applications involve significant potential environmental impacts. These include (but are not limited to): Impacts from onshore construction to freshwater wetlands, State open waters, wetland transition areas, and coastal wetlands; Impacts from offshore construction to benthic species (e.g. shellfish), fish (e.g. sturgeon and flounder), marine mammals (e.g. whales and seals), and offshore water quality (due to the resuspension of contaminated sediments); and Impacts from stormwater runoff at proposed Compressor Station 206 to surface water quality.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]