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Tell the DEP to Deny Transco Permits for NESE Pipeline/Compressor Station!

Because of public outcry, DEP extended public comments on NESE permits. Now it is even more important for people to say no to this damaging project. Williams Transco wants to put a new compressor station in Franklin Township and connect a pipeline that would go into the Raritan Bay. We need everyone to tell the NJDEP that they must deny Williams/Transco permits again to build this dangerous project that would create air and water pollution and safety concerns!

The Northeast Supply Enhancement Project (NESE) 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.

“NJDEP denied NESE permits in June without prejudice, which is why Transco was able to reapply with after they were denied. The NESE project was rejected by DEP because the it could not meet the Surface Water Quality Standards. We believe they cannot meet those standards again. NESE would have tremendous negative impacts on New Jersey’s waterways. Construction would disrupt 1 million cubic yards of contaminated sediment, putting toxic chemicals into the bay.


  • This will mean more air and water pollution for the entire region.
  • This gas is highly flammable and dangerous. An accident with this pipeline could contaminate our waterways and environment and put people at risk.
  • This pipeline would cut through the already polluted and sensitive Raritan Bay and the New York Bay.
  • When you cut through a bay like the Raritan, it has an impact on the fisheries as well as the ecology of the Bay. The fish, plants and other living creatures in the Bay would be threatened by this pipeline.
  • This project would cut through wetlands and other sensitive areas, further imperiling the water, soil and wildlife with more toxic runoff during construction.
  • It’s also dangerous to remove wetlands because they act as natural storm barriers and water filters for the area. The risk will be heightened with worsening storm surges and climate effects including sea level rise.


This is our one chance to tell the DEP that they must do their job to protect the environment and reject this compressor station and pipeline application for any permits!


  • Mr. Steve Olivera
  • Ms. Joslin Tamagno


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DEP, Protect our Public Safety and Environment, Reject NESE!

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 am opposed to the NESE project and have serious concerns about the environmental and safety consequences of it.

This project will increase polluted stormwater runoff, destroy critical habitat and cause significant degradation to the environment. This project would not benefit New Jersey in any way since the gas would all go to New York. Instead, we would be faced with all of the safety and environmental consequences.
Therefore, I ask that DEP deny all of the NESE permits, most importantly the 401 certificate.

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