THE NESE PROJECT IS INCOMPATIBLE WITH FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE –
STATE’S COMMITMENTS TO CLEAN ENERGY ARE IMPORTANT FOR REDUCING EFFECTS OF SEVERE WEATHER EVENTS
“When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.”
– Will Rogers
We have all noticed the increase in frequency and intensity of heavy rains in New Jersey, and this can be attributed to, in part, climate change. Scientists warn that it is important to reduce Greenhouse Gases to help reverse predicted continuing increases in sea level rising, warming of our air and water, drought, wildfires, and more.
Recognizing the need to protect people and the environment, Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 28 (100% clean energy by 2050), Governor Cuomo’s commitments in the State’s Clean Energy Standard (50% of electricity from renewables by 2030), and New York City’s “80X50” Program (reducing Greenhouse Gases by 40% by 2030) are designed to move both states toward increased reliance on clean energy and away from dirty fossil fuels.
The proposed Northeast Supply Enhancement Project would generate increased leaks and emissions that would contribute to climate change since natural gas is primarily methane, a significant Greenhouse Gas. The amount of leaked methane from natural gas production, processing & transportation has been highly underestimated. In the first 20 years after methane enters the atmosphere, it is 86 times more potent a Greengouse Gas than carbon dioxide.