Last month New Jersey regulators denied permits that would allow the Williams/NESE Pipeline to move forward. It is no surprise that Williams has reapplied for permits just a few weeks later. The NESE 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.