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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 will be accepted until May 14, 2018.


  1. Attend a public meeting

2. Submit a public comment. There are 3 ways to comment.

  • You can file your comments electronically using the eComment feature on the Commission’s website ( under the link to Documents and Filings. This is an easy method for submitting brief, text-only comments on a project;
  • File your comments electronically by using the eFiling feature on the Commission’s website ( under the link to Documents and Filings. With eFiling, you can provide comments in a variety of formats by attaching them as a file with your submission. New eFiling users must first create an account by clicking on “eRegister.” If you are filing a comment on a particular project, please select “Comment on a Filing” as the filing type; or
  • Mail comments to the following address. Be sure to reference the Project docket number (CP17-101-000) with your submission:
Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
888 First Street NE, Room 1A
Washington, DC 20426
  • 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.
  • You can still file to intervene. Click here for instructions.




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