The proposed Compressor Station 206 would be to help transport natural gas from Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale region through New Jersey to New York. 

  • The air pollution, greenhouse gases and safety hazards will exist for decades if the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) gives water quality permits for the Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) Project. 
  • Those financing the NESE Project would be guaranteed at least a 14% return on their investment by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and they would have no obligation to address environmental, health, and first responder costs. 
  • Our state’s greenhouse gas emissions would increase at a time when efforts to address climate change impacts - from continued and increased reliance on fossil fuels that threaten our health, safety and economy - are underway.

NJDEP has already given Williams/Transco an air pollution permit for Compressor Station 206.  Though this and other actions by FERC and NJDEP have been disappointing, the NJDEP still has an opportunity to truly be the Department of Environmental Protectionnot the Department of Enabling Polluters – if they do not provide required water permits to Williams-Transco for the NESE Project.

TAKE ACTION:

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(1)  Attend a Meeting:  Learn where we are in our efforts to protect New Jerseyans from NESE’s proposed Compressor Station 206 and pipeline in Old Bridge/Sayreville and under Raritan Bay, and take action while also learning of current action efforts at a free meeting, TAP herepdf for flier:

Date: Thursday, March 7, 2019

Time: 7:00 to 9:00 PM

Location: South Brunswick Senior Center 540 Ridge Road – Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852pdf

(2)  Save the Date:  Hearing by NJDEP on several water permit applications for the NESE Project

Date: Monday, March 18, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM  (You don’t need to arrive at 6:00 to participate.)

Location: Jo Ann Magistro Performing Arts Center in the Hammarskjold Middle School 200 Rues Lane - East Brunswick, NJ 08816

(3)  Send comments to the NJDEP and Governor – Tell them why you want them to stand with the people of New Jersey and deny the water permits for the NESE Project.  Some talking points can be found on www.srap-NESE.org (home page – bottom:  Concerns Remain) and more will be provided before the 3/18 hearing. 

 Comments about the pending water permit applications should be sent to the following NJDEP people by April 2, 2019:

Matthew Resnick                                                                          Robert Hudgins

Division of Land Use Regulation                                                  Division of Water Supply & Geoscience

Mail Code 501-02A                                        and                         Mail Code 401-04Q

P.O. Box 420                                                                                  P.O. Box 420

Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0420                                                Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0420

Matthew.Resnick@dep.nj.gov                                                        Robert.Hudgins@dep.nj.gov

Send copies of comments to:

Governor Phil Murphy                                   Catherine R. McCabe, Commissioner

Office of the Governor                                  NJ Department of Environmental Protection

PO Box 001                                                  401 East State Street - 7th Floor, East Wing - PO Box 402

Trenton, NJ 08625                                        Trenton, NJ 08625-0402

Phone:  (609) 609-292-6000                         Phone: (609) 292-2885

Constituent.relations@nj.gov                         Commissioner@dep.nj.gov