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Williams Pipeline

About the Proposed Pipeline

Williams Transco has proposed a 23.4-mile 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.

Williams Transco Pipeline Proposal Public Meeting, July 13, 2017

NY/NJ Baykeeper and Food and Water Watch held a public meeting at Keyport High School to discuss the public health and environmental risks of the Williams Transco pipeline proposal.

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



How to Help:

Williams has filed their application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and will be preparing a Draft Environmental Impact Statement. At that time, we will notify you with instructions on how to submit a public comment. For updates, text “PIPE” to  732-416-7332.

  • 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 still file to intervene. Click here for instructions.

Currently, Williams Transco has the following applications pending before NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP):

The official comment period is closed but NJDEP is still accepting comments.

  • Please ask the NJDEP to hold a public hearing in the impacted communities on the application.

Mail comment letters to:

Christopher Jones, Manager

Bureau of Urban Growth & Redevelopment

NJDEP Division of Land Use Regulation

501 East State Street

Station Plaza 5, 2nd Floor

Trenton, NJ 08609

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Contact your local elected Mayor, Council members, and County Freeholders and ask them to get involved. 

Monmouth County Freeholders:

Middlesex County Freeholders:

More information: 

Williams Transco’s description of the pipeline expansion project. 

NY/NJ Baykeeper’s public scoping meeting testimony.