Don't Give Away NJ Public Lands for Fracked Gas Pipelines
  • Petitioned Bob Smith

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Bob Smith
Senator
Gerald Cardinale
Senator
Dawn Marie Addiego
Assemblyman
David P. Rible
Commission Secretary
Robert Shaughnessy
Assemblyman
Paul Moriarty
Assemblyman
John Wisniewski
New Jersey Governor

Don't Give Away NJ Public Lands for Fracked Gas Pipelines

    1. Petition by

      Delaware Riverkeeper Network

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company (TGP) has plans to build a natural gas pipeline to carry fracked gas across Pennsylvania and New Jersey and the Upper Delaware River Basin with its proposed Northeast Upgrade Project (NEUP).  Major drinking water sources are at stake for millions of New Jersey and Pennsylvania residents - including the Monksville Reservoir and the Wanaque Reservoir, several sole source groundwater aquifers in both states as well as a Delaware River crossing that can affect millions who rely on the Delaware for water.  TGP's 300 line project that was built last year in parts of NJ and PA left behind damaged streams, sediment choked wetlands, and inadequate and lagging stabilization and restoration practices by TGP - repeated violations and pollution events abound in the record.  For example, Wawayanda State Park and Lake Lookover in NJ and Delaware State Forest in PA are public lands where irreversible pipeline pollution still remains from Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s past practices. 

Now Tennessee Gas Pipeline wants to build the next pipeline loop to carry polluting fracked natural gas that would cross the Delaware River in Pike County PA into New Jersey, impacting more clean headwater tributaries and part of NJ's Highlands and state lands.  This proposed pipeline loop would impact 64 waterbodies and 70 wetlands, putting our precious water and communities at risk.  To build the pipeline they need the approval of the New Jersey State House Commission to allow public lands to be sold off for the pipeline crossing. 

Please sign and share this petition to let the NJ State House Commission Members know you oppose this sell off of precious preserved land for this detrimental project and request a comprehensive and thorough independent alternative analysis be conducted that does not jeopardize sensitive public lands, important water supplies, and healthy habitats.  Urge the NJ State House Commission to deny this diversion request.  The past pollution record of TGP means the Commission must act to protect our water supplies and healthy habitats now and consider the bad practices of TGP on the 300 line and how this damaging activity will affect the special resources the NEUP will cut through.  The Commission needs to hear from a groundswell of people as they may be voting on this pipeline project as soon as early June so action is urgently needed.    

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    • Kathleen Steele MONMOUTH JUNCTION, NJ
      • almost 2 years ago

      Please protect our drinking water supplies by denying Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company the use of New Jersey's preserved/public lands for additional natural gas pipelines. TGP has caused documented pipeline pollution which resulted in many damaged streams and wetlands in NJ in the past, including in Waywayanda State Park and Lake Lookover. The Northeast Upgrade Project pipeline construction would cross 64 bodies of water and 70 wetlands. They would also cross the Delaware River, which is a major source of drinking water for NJ and DE. Since TGP has not demonstrated that they can safely cross streams without damaging them, how can we rely on them to safely construct the pipeline that will cross the Delaware River. Please do not allow our drinking water and our environment to be compromised.

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    • Leslie Leith FLEMINGTON, NJ
      • almost 2 years ago

      Until the energy companies are locked into complying with the Federal Clean Air and Water Act- they shouldn't be polluting the millions of gallons of water it takes for each fracking process. Until there is a nationwide public debate on the problems asssociated with it I will sign any petition I can to prevent Fracking anywhere in my my state or country.

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    • Denise deCourcy BOZRAH, CT
      • almost 2 years ago

      I grew up there. It is my home town.

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    • Ka Natkie GLEN GARDNER, NJ
      • almost 2 years ago

      The lifespan of a project profitablity is remarkably short and the only way these companies are appearing profitable is thru speculation loans and construction subsidizing. Hold any business profiting from public impact accountable for future.

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    • Dale Hardman JERSEY CITY, NJ
      • almost 2 years ago

      Public lands are for the PUBLIC! NOT Privateers destroying our waters. As a life long fly fisherman, former President of NYCTU and current President of NO Gas Pipeline, I abhor all that these rapacious fossil fuel gas pipeline companies are permitted to do by FERC,by Republican Governors who know nothing of conservation or preservation, only greed and a lack of stewardship for those they govern.

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