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Our Risk, Their Reward. Stop the Williams Transco Pipeline

Posted on Apr 30, 2018

Our Risk, Their Reward. Stop the Williams Transco Pipeline

About the Proposed Pipeline Williams Transco has proposed a 23.4-mile, 26 inch diameter pipeline project to expand its existing Transco transmission system to transport natural gas from the Marcellus Shale region through Raritan Bay to New York. If built, the pipeline will disrupt YOUR fishing, boating. and recreational activities! Construction of the pipeline would also disturb 14,000 acres of habitat for clams, horseshoe crabs, fish, and other marine animals. The project is proposed to be completed by the end of 2019. This is a step backwards for our energy policy and the environment by...

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5 Easy Ways to Make Our Harbor-Estuary a Littler Greener and Bluer this Earth Month!

Posted on Apr 1, 2018

5 Easy Ways to Make Our Harbor-Estuary a Littler Greener and Bluer this Earth Month!

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Time is Running out to Take Action Against Williams Pipeline!

Posted on Mar 22, 2018

Sandra Meola Policy and Communications Director May 10, 2018 NY/NJ Baykeeper and our partners are battling the interstate Williams Transco Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) Project. The NESE project proposes a 23.4-mile pipeline to transport natural fracked gas from PA through Raritan Bay at Old Bridge, NJ to New York City. If built, the pipeline will disrupt commercial and recreational fishing and boating, having an adverse impact on marinas and boaters in Cheesequake Creek, Sandy Hook, and the rest of the Raritan Bay area. Construction of the pipeline would also disturb 14,000 acres of...

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Let’s Sink Trump’s Offshore Drilling Plan

Posted on Jan 31, 2018

Let’s Sink Trump’s Offshore Drilling Plan

On January 4th, 2018 the Trump administration declared war 90% of US oceans targeted for drilling. Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke announced the next phase of President Trump’s new draft proposed 5-year (2019-2024) Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program. The plan includes opening the entire Atlantic Ocean from Maine to Florida for drilling including all of the Jersey Shore and NY’s South Shore and would allow rigs to come within 3 miles of beaches. The federal government is accepting comments until March 9th on the Draft Proposed Program, so now is the time to speak up!...

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Show your Waterways Some Love this February!

Posted on Jan 30, 2018

Show your Waterways Some Love this February!

1. Adopt an Oyster. Click here to adopt an oyster to be planted at our reef at the start of the 2018 season to help beef up coastal resiliency, improve habitat, and clean water! 2. Cheers to Clean Water! Restore 100 oysters this Valentine’s Day when you purchase of bottle of Proud Pour’s Sauvignon Blanc. Click here to purchase online or click here to see where Proud Pour is being sold near you! 3. Kill the Drill. Don’t hand over your shores to dirty oil without a fight. There are two ways to help. Submit a public comment by March 8, 2018. Click here for instructions and sample...

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Sami’s 18 Resolutions for a Greener 2018

Posted on Jan 1, 2018

Get Outside. Visit New York and New Jersey’s state and county parks. Check out Greg’s recommendations for trails throughout the Raritan Bayshore here. Plant A Tree: Trees are a natural green infrastructure solution to absorb rainfall and prevent water from adding to our stressed sewer systems. Skip the Straw. Americans use 500 million plastic straws per day. Say, “no straw please” when ordering a drink or even bring your own.  Learn more here. Become A Member. Together we can protect, preserve and restore our unique urban environment. More info on how to become a NY/NJ Baykeeper member here....

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