The Williams Pipeline/NESE is blocked from moving forward thanks to New Jersey regulators who denied permits for development! Although this comes as a victory for the state of New Jersey, the fight is not over. Williams can still re-apply for these permits, as they already have in New York. Both New York and New Jersey can approve these permits at a later date. The Jersey Shore chapter continues to urges the Governor and the NJDEP to reject the application and the entire project FOR GOOD.
The Williams Pipeline is an unavailing and harmful expense that will have devastating impacts on water quality, habitat, and wildlife in New Jersey. Both shore and offshore areas along the pipeline route are used vastly by the public as recreational areas that contribute to our quality of life. We should be working towards lessening our dependence on fossil fuels and moving towards a more sustainable, greener future. The Surfrider Foundation’s Jersey Shore Chapter continues to stand firmly against this pipeline and asks Governor Murphy and the NJDEP to do the same.