What Can You Do?
Take action today to protect your tomorrow
& that of future generations.
There will be no public vote on this compressor station, and local ordinances have no weight in this permitting process, so it’s important that we get involved at key points throughout the regulatory process at the Federal, State, and Local levels. View the projected timeline and learn more about the permitting process on our Resources page.
We are lucky to have the support of many elected officials, but they need our help in continually, vocally, and visibly opposing this proposed Project. Here is a link to a Google Doc with contact information for the legislators we have been focusing on reaching out to.
There are a variety of impactful ways that you can make your voice heard in this process. A few things that you can do to stop the NESE project are listed below –
Spread the Word in Your Neighborhood
Gather a group to hand out informational flyers in your neighborhood. Just remember: It is illegal to put them in people’s mailboxes. If no one is home, try to leave flyers in the front door.
- Feel free to direct questions and interest in volunteering to us at stopftcompressor (at) yahoo (dot) com.
- Attend meetings of the Franklin Township Task Force on Compressor Station 206 & NESE. We meet once a month at the Township Municipal Center at 8:00 PM. Address: 475 DeMott Lane in Somerset, NJ. Meetings are generally held the first Monday of the month, unless rescheduled to an alternate Monday due to holidays and scheduling conflicts. Please view the calendar for exact monthly meeting dates.
- There are several community and statewide groups fighting this and similar projects. We learn a lot from one another.
GROUPS & EMAILS
|ReThink Energy NJ
|NJ League of Conservation Voters
|Food & Water Watch
|Central Jersey Safe Energy Coalition
|Residents Against Compressor Station 206
|Sierra Club – Raritan Valley
Franklin Township Task Force on Compressor Station 206 & NESE
Become an Intervenor with FERC.
FOR YOUR COMMENTS TO COUNT, YOU MUST BE AN INTERVENOR.
Under Docket Number is CP17-101, register with FERC and sign up to be an intervenor. It costs nothing, and it is among the most powerful action an individual, group or agency can take to register their views about this project. As an Intervenor, you will have no further obligations, cannot be sued, and do not need an attorney.
Becoming an intervenor gives you legal standing in this proceeding. FERC needs to address any future comments you send about this project if you are an intervenor. Otherwise, they just need to read your comments.
SEND COMMENTS TO FERC: REQUIRE A REVISED OR SUPPLEMENTAL DEIS
FERC should set aside the March 23, 2108 DEIS & release a revised or supplemental DEIS with additional time for the public to review and make meaningful comments since that DEIS was missing critical information that hindered meaningful analyses, reviews and public engagement.
- Guidelines for Sending Comments to FERC
- Submit an eFile report as an intervenor
- Submit eComment to FERC
- Comment samples
- 15 Failure Points of the DEIS (PDF)
- FERC’s statements about missing information in their DEIS (PDF)
- Princeton Hydro’s Review (May 2018) – Water Resources, Alternatives, Impact Mitigation (PDF)
- Michael Aucott’s Review (May 10, 2018) – air quality & emissions (PDF)
- Accufacts, Inc. Review (May 9, 2018) – Reliability & Safety (PDF)
- The Goodman Group Ltd. Review (May 14, 2018) – Economic Impacts (PDF)
- Concerns with the 3/23/18 DEIS (PDF)
Approximately 2,000 mailed and emailed letters were sent to the NJDEP requesting fact-finding meetings (“hearings”) on the water quality permit applications submitted by Williams/Transco on June 20, 2018. THANK YOU! Stay tuned for updates.
- Click here for Williams/Transco’s letter withdrawing applications (6-14-18, PDF)
- Click here for NJDEP’s acknowledgement of withdrawn applications + list of things needed in new applications (6-15-18, PDF)
- Click here for Williams/Transco’s newly submitted applications to NJDEP (6-19-18, PDF)
- Click her for NYSDEC’s denial of Water Quality permits for NESE (4-20-18, PDF)
- Status of Applications to NJDEP
- NJDEP – Permit Status – new applications (8-1-18, PDF)
- Letters to and from NJDEP about deficiencies in applications:
Contact elected officials to get involved and help. Make sure that they know your concerns and demands/requests.
Legislators are most responsive to phone calls that include personalized concerns. Form letters and petitions are not as effective in gaining their attention or prompting their action. The more calls to them, the better to alert them to the urgency of our concerns
Get onto Twitter
This is where the media awareness is taking place
There are a few more profiles you can follow, but you will see them respond to @NESupplyEnhance outrageous comments.
Please take a few minutes several times a week to endorse responses to @NESupplyEnhance and join into the conversation.
Tags to check out:
#globalwarming, #climatechange, #fossilfuels, and #STOPNESE to name a few. Please join the conversation, share, comment and retweet, and push more feedback to $WMB, @FERC and elected officials.