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This Wednesday and Thursday, two townships and seven environmental organizations are co-hosting two educational forums for community members and landowners regarding the proposed PennEast pipeline.
The co-hosts include Hopewell Township Citizens Against the PennEast Pipeline, Kingwood Citizens Against the Pipeline, New Jersey Conservation Foundation, Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space, Sourland Conservancy, Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, Washington Crossing Audubon Society, and Hopewell and Kingwood Townships.

The forums will feature Anne Marie Garti, a lawyer and one of the leaders successfully impeding the development of the interstate Constitution pipeline, in New York.  Garti spoke at the New Jersey Carpenters’ Fund forum last July at the Prallsville Mill, and she has returned to council the PennEast-impacted community on the regulatory timeline and next steps that landowners and community members can take.  Additionally, Garti will discuss how individuals can continue to show commitment to stopping this pipeline and support each other on the long road ahead.

The forum will also include representatives from HALT PennEast – a new legal defense group for homeowners to fight as a group to protect property rights.

The forums will be:
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 7:00 pm  
Kingwood Township Building,  599 Oak Grove Road and Rt. 519,  Frenchtown, NJ 08825; and
Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 7:00 pm  
Hopewell Township Building,  201 Washington Crossing –Pennington Road, Titusville NJ 08560For more information or to RSVP, contact Alix Bacon at  alix@njconservation.org.

1 COMMENT

  1. Anne Marie has done outstanding work filing papers, but with all due respet, will only advise you on administrative remedies. Which have a 0% success rate at stopping pipelines. So pragmatically, I would advise that you don’t put all your efforts into a strategy *which never works*.

    Your group should also start discussing now about a backup plan, should administrative remedies run out. And they likely will. This is where we are with Constitution Pipeline right now. Don’t wait until the chainsaws are coming. Start planning an on-the-ground strategy to defend your land/air/water now. I suggest Nonviolent Resistance / NVDA. Many confuse this with “civil disobedience”, however some of the best ways to disrupt pipeline construction are 100% legal.
    Get organized now! Don’t wait.

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