Incredible victory for our water and fight against climate change! After a 4-year grassroots battle, both New York and New Jersey rejected permits for a billion dollar fossil fuel project. Williams-Transco's 'Northeast Supply Enhancement' (NESE) project would have constructed a massive new pipeline and compressor station through Central NJ and the Raritan Bay to push fracked gas from PA all the way into the Rockaways in NYC.
The NESE Project would have required the construction of a massive new compressor station in Franklin Township, New Jersey, and a 23.4-mile offshore pipeline that would rip through the Raritan Bay, Lower New York Bay, and ocean.
This is the fourth time that Williams-Transco has sought approval for this dirty, fossil fuel, climate-changing project. Recently, Governors on both sides of the Hudson River, Governor Phil Murphy and Governor Andrew Cuomo, rejected the permit applications to build this project citing harms to the natural environment, negative impacts to achieving state climate goals, and ultimately saying the natural gas that would be coming is just unneeded.