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Our Risk, Their Reward. Stop the Williams Transco Pipeline

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 committing the region to more fossil fuel infrastructure projects that may be unnecessary or make it more difficult for renewables to enter the market.

FERC released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the NESE Project on March 23, 2018. Public comments were due May 14, 2018. Thank you to those who made your voices heard!

How to help:
  • Tell Governor Murphy and Governor Cuomo to oppose the pipeline proposal. Click here for sample email language and how to contact the Governors. You can also contact your local elected officials including County Freeholders, Mayors, and Council members.
  • Submit an op-ed to your local paper!

 

Recent News:

Tranco Protests Continue as State Asks Feds for Permit Extension, My Central Jersey, May 18, 2018

 

More information: 

Coalition Forms to Oppose Pipeline Project, EELC

Williams Transco’s description of the pipeline expansion project. 

NY/NJ Baykeeper’s public scoping meeting testimony. 

Powerpoint Presentations from 7/13/17 Public Meeting: 

Barbara Cuthbert, Overview of Pipeline and Permitting

Junior Romero, Food and Water Watch, Fracking and Emissions

Debbie Mans,  NY/NJ Baykeeper Impacts to Raritan Bay

Patty Cronheim, Rethink Energy, Pipelines in New Jersey