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Williams 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.

Construction of the pipeline poses a threat to air and water quality and 14,000 acres of habitat for clams, horseshoe crabs, fish and other marine animals.

This is a step backwards both for 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.

NJDEP Public Hearing and Rally, 11/5/2018, 5:30 pm-8:30 pm

Let your voices be heard!

The NJDEP will be holding a public hearing on Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company’s North East Supply Enhancement (NESE) Project.

The application seeks a Freshwater Wetlands Individual Permit for the proposed development described below:

The rally will be held at 5:30 pm, hearing begins at 6 pm.

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.