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PennEast Pipeline

We oppose the proposal by PennEast Pipeline Company, LLC., to build a natural gas pipeline through ecologically-sensitive areas of NJ and PA. The pipeline is set to run over 110 miles from Dallas Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, under the Delaware River, into Hopewell Township, Mercer County, New Jersey. If built, it will destroy so much of what the Watershed Association has protected and enhanced over the last 65 years.

The PennEast Pipeline has been delayed for a third time! Read our press release here.


Submit comments to FERC on the PennEast Pipeline. Comment period closes September 12, 2016


PennEast Public Meetings, Aug 15, 16, & 17. Attend a workshop at the Watershed Center to learn how to make an impact. Click for details.


FERC agrees to consider holding evidentiary hearing to assess need for PennEast Pipeline.


Read a letter to FERC Chairman Norman Bay, urging the withdraw of PennEast Pipeline’s draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS).


Pipeline Industry is Attempting to Allow Aerial Surveying – Weakening Pipeline Reviews.


Congressional Testimony on behalf of the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association – against the AIR Survey Act of 2015. Aerial pipeline surveying severely diminishes environmental review of costs.


Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association stands strong with conservation groups and elected officials calling for the suspension of FERC’s review of the 114 mile PennEast Pipeline.


Read our Press Release on the PennEast Filing


Press Release on Bipartisan support of #EndPennEast



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Proposed Original Route of PennEast Pipeline, Image Courtesy of PennEast

Click to view a map of the PennEast Pipeline Route.

If constructed, 100-foot swaths of land will be razed to make way for the pipeline. The construction will have many significant impacts on the environment, including:

  – Threatening the Stony Brook
The pipeline will impact at least 31 Category One waters as well. Category One Waters are special because of exceptional ecological, recreational, water supply, and aesthetic significance. These Category One Waters receive additional protection because of their importance. Over 60 waterbodies in NJ and PA may be affected.

  – Destroying wetlands
Wetlands are important because they protect water quality by filtering pollutants, reduce stormwater runoff, provide vital habitat for wildlife and plants. PennEast suspects the pipeline will affect 33 wetland complexes.

  – Endangering preserved open space and farmland
NJ and affected municipalities have worked hard to preserve vital parts of the region’s agricultural vitality and open space! Once agricultural soils are disturbed they are never as productive. The project as currently proposed, will affect 69 properties preserved by federal, state, county, and local government as well as non-profit organizations.

  – Destroying forests
Trees along the right of way are permanently removed creating fringe habitat. Fringe habitat invite invasive species.

  – Impacting Threatened and Endangered Species
PennEast admits the project could impact the Bog Turtle, Indiana Bat, Dwarf Wedge Mussel, and Northern Long-Ear Bat.








Environmental Resource Maps

Wetlands Forests Threatened and Endangered Species Category-One Waters

Environmental Resource Inventories

Region-Wide

Delaware River Basin – Wild and Scenic River Values

Hunterdon County, NJ

Delaware Township
Holland Township
Kingwood Township
West Amwell Township




Header Photo by Monica Grey Photography by Monica McInnes
 

Pipeline Fact Sheet

 
 

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