The fight against Compressor Station 206 and the pipeline in the Raritan Bay is not over!
Williams/Transco still needs permits from NJDEP and the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) to receive FERC’s permission to begin construction.
- The earlier permit applications to NJDEP were withdrawn or rejected – 6/23 & 7/10/17 applications withdrawn on 6/15/18 > new applications submitted 6/20/18 > denied by NJDEP on 6/5/19 > new applications submitted on 6/12/19.
It has been over 3 years since the opposition to the NESE Project began, and there’s still hope that the NJDEP will do the right thing and reject the third set of applications from Williams/Transco for permits since they fail to meet State requirements for the permits.
- The June 12, 2019 applications to NJDEP still do not meet NJ regulations by showing a “compelling public need” for the NESE Project.
- They still include harms from construction of the pipeline to our surface water quality, marine life, and threatened & endangered species and their habitats.
- The proposed infiltration basin for the compressor station site still does not meet required regulations.
- Operations would guarantee decades of toxic air pollution from the compressor station.
See attachments: NJDEP’s deficiency letters
Now is the time to make it known that you expect the NJDEP to deny the water permit applications that they received on June 12, 2019 for the NESE Project.
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