Outraged citizens, elected officials, and homeowners along the route of the proposed PennEast pipeline will gather today, Monday January 22, 2018, in protest of the conditional approval of the pipeline issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission late Friday evening.
The Commission issued a conditional approval, but PennEast still needs permits from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and the Delaware River Basin Commission in order to construct the pipeline.
“The federal review of PennEast was a complete sham. The fight to stop this unneeded pipeline is now on our turf, where New Jersey’s strong authority to protect its residents and environment can be used to hold PennEast fully accountable to the law.” –Hopewell Township Mayor Kevin Kuchinski
The groups will call upon NJDEP to again reject PennEast given the significant impacts the pipeline would have on drinking water resources, thousands of preserved acres, and endangered species.
Homeowners who live on the proposed route as well as local and state-level elected officials will speak out against PennEast’s planned use of eminent domain to take private property for a pipeline that would provide no public benefit.
WHO: Outraged citizens, elected officials, affected homeowners along PennEast route
WHERE: Hoff Farm, 892 Sergeantsville Rd. (Rt. 523), Stockton, NJ 08559 (Overflow parking: On Worman Rd. or 112 Woman Rd., Stockton, NJ)
DATE: Monday, January 22, 2018
TIME: 4:00 p.m.