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 Protection – not the Department of Enabling Polluters – if they do not provide required water permits to Williams-Transco for the NESE Project.
(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 here for flier:
Date: Thursday, March 7, 2019
Time: 7:00 to 9:00 PM
(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
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