Please write: Senator Cory Booker, Senator Bob Menendez, Congressman Leonard Lance, Senator Mike Doherty, Assemblymen Erik Peterson, and Assemblymen John DiMaio and ask them to comment to FERC on Docket #PF15-1-000 to request them to oppose the PennEast Pipeline. The proposed route would run through a third of NJ, most of that in Hunterdon County. The proposed route will devastate our natural resources, preserved farmland, income to farmers, and impact the Clean Water Act. The proposed route will damage our air quality, endanger families health and safety and stress our already small OEM's. This pipelines construction could endanger the water we drink and risk loosening arsenic into the wells we rely on. The pipelines construction would fracture our forests, endangering many of of rare and endangered species such as our American Bald Eagles, Ospreys, Peregrine Falcons, Bobolinks, Bobcats, Northern Harrier Hawks, Northern Cooperheads and much more.
Tell Senator Booker TODAY to support us in our fight against PennEast. Senator Bookers number is: 202-224-3224. Press #2 to speak with a person. Tell him we've been reaching out for two years now for his help and he's been silent. Our coalition is now a voting block of his base and we need him to stand with us now! CALL or WRITE now NOW!!!
Call or write your representatives now! And ask them to oppose the PennEast Pipeline!
Senator Cory Booker
Senator Bob Menendez
Congressman Leonard Lance
State Senator Mike Doherty
Mail: 127 Belvidere Avenue, Washington, NJ 07882
Phone: (908) 835-0552
Assemblyman Erik C. Peterson
Mail: 178 Center Street, Suite 2B, Clinton, New Jersey 08809
Phone: (908) 238-0251
Assemblyman John Dimaio
Mail: 245 Route 22 , Suite 208,Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Phone: (908) 722-1365
Comment on the Docket!
Let the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), NJDEP and your legislators know about the devastating environmental impacts of the proposed PennEast Pipeline.
The purpose of the FERC process is to provide the public an opportunity to learn more about the Commission's environmental review process, and to verbally comment on the Project. The DEIS comment period has ended, but commenting will continue. Please continue to write and voice your concerns! Commenting to the NJDEP and legislators will also further help and oppose PennEast.
From FERC - this is what they want to hear from us:
Based on our preliminary review of the PennEast Project; information provided by PennEast; and the public comments filed in the Commissions's administrative record and submitted to staff at the applicant-sponsored open houses we have identified several issues that we think deserve attention. This preliminary list of issues may change based on your comments and our ongoing environmental analysis.
These issues are:
- purpose and need for the project
- impacts on forested areas including fragmentation
- impacts on agricultural areas and soils
- impacts on residential areas and use of eminent domain
- impacts on recreational areas, including parks and nature preserves including Appalachian Trail, Sourland Conservancy, and other state managed and preserved lands.
- impacts on preservation easements on private land or conservation easements and property values
- impacts on surface water including Susquehanna, Delaware and Lehigh Rivers
- impacts on ground water including wells and springs
- impacts on wildlife and vegetation
- impacts on federal and state-listed threatened, endangered and sensitive species
- geologic hazards including karst and seismic areas
- impacts on air quality
- impacts related to noise during construction and operation
- assessment of alternative pipeline routes and compressor station locations
- cumulative impacts