Letters to the Editor

October 3, 2018

We may have missed the wrath of Hurricane Florence, but we should never forget Superstorm Sandy and all the rain bombs we’ve had this spring/summer when considering the risks of the Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) Project that is proposed by Williams/Transco.    Governor Murphy said that ...

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Adding the NESE natural gas pipeline project that starts in the fracking Marcellus Shale region in PA and then goes through the New Jersey-New York area is not needed.  We are expecting FERC to be on the side of the corporate for-profit Williams/Transco who will be allowed at least a 14% return on ...

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The Franklin Gazebo: Peace is not a place. Tomorrow we cut a ribbon signifying the completion of the Franklin Township Gazebo. I can’t think of more perfect timing given some recent disagreements we have experienced in Franklin. You see the gazebo is, more than anything, a place for active ...

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In an age where police are so quickly publicized for any negative reason, I would like to highlight the Franklin Township Police officers who came to my assistance for a recent incident in which I needed their help on Amwell Road. These officers displayed such positive character traits as ...

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Series Issue 6:  Williams-Transco’s NESE and Compressor Station 206:  Who Will Protect Us? The costs of continuing to build natural gas facilities and pipelines will be borne by all of us and future generations who will contend with health issues, impacts from severe weather events, potential ...

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Series Issue 5:  Approval of natural gas facilities and pipelines by FERC does not emphasize protecting us. We are all citizens of a town, state and country with the right to expect clean air and water.  Private industries and some elected officials push for increased use of renewable energy ...

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Health & safety of people, wildlife, vegetation, trees, air, & water - now and for decades to come - is at risk from the proposed Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) Project’s pipeline In Raritan Bay and Compressor Station 206 in Franklin Township. Series Issue 4:  Construction threatens ...

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Series Issue 3:  Sea level rise and extreme weather events are linked to increases in greenhouse gases.  Read below about associated costs to health & property. We have been experiencing a rapid escalation of climate extremes like rains of historic proportions, floods,  wildfires and ...

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BERNARDSVILLE, NJ - Following last month’s passage of bi-partisan bill S-402 by the New Jersey State Senate, which would replace the archaic title “Freeholder” with “County Commissioner”, Democratic Freeholder candidates Shanel Robinson and Sara Sooy challenged the members of the Board of Chosen ...

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Series Issue 2:  Compressor Stations release toxic chemicals into the air.  These are known to impact health. Compressor Station 206 is proposed to be a 32,000-horsepower gas-fired unit that will emit formaldehyde, benzene, ammonia, and other toxic chemicals.  Williams/Transco decided that they ...

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Health & safety of people, wildlife, vegetation, trees, air, & water - now and for decades to come - is at risk. If NESE’s Compressor Station 206 and pipeline in & by the Raritan Bay are constructed, we and future generations will be subjected to risks from air and water pollution, ...

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