For Immediate Release
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) rejected the permits sought by Transco Williams to build its Northeast Supply Enhancement Project (NESE), which included a fracked gas pipeline into Raritan Bay and a large compressor station in Franklin.
The action follows yesterday’s decision by the Cuomo administration to reject the New York segment of the project.
In response, Food & Water Action state director Matt Smith released the following statement:
“After almost four years, an inspiring mobilization of grassroots activists and local residents in central Jersey won a tremendous victory against a multi-billion dollar fossil fuel company. By rejecting this dirty, dangerous and unnecessary pipeline project, Governor Murphy has protected the health and safety of these communities, the remarkable recovery of the Raritan Bay, and has shown that he is committed to his administration’s climate goals. The recovery from the COVID pandemic must prioritize public health while putting thousands of people to work. We can do both with a deep commitment to clean energy from the governor. To build the future we need, Governor Murphy must demonstrate this same leadership by rejecting all new fossil fuel projects.”