Last year, Williams Transco proposed a pipeline project to transport large volumes of natural gas from Pennsylvania, through New Jersey and to New York. The project would require building a compressor station near the Trap Rock Quarry in Franklin Township and would involve cutting down forests, crossing three streams and impacting wetlands. Additionally, this project would construct a new pipeline under the Raritan Bay.
The deadline for New Jersey to act on the application is rapidly approaching. If NJDEP does not deny the application and direct Transco to resubmit it with complete and necessary information, DEP will have forfeited its right to review the project.