The future of the Raritan Bay is threatened by another potential natural gas pipeline. The Williams Pipeline is being proposed as a connector between New Jersey and New York as an expansion to the existing Transco system. It would bring natural gas from the Marcellus shale region through the bay and into New England.
This is bad news for fishermen, boaters, and recreationalists along the Jersey shoreline. The construction of this pipeline and the maintenance of it would pose serious threats to many marine species that call the bay home including horseshoe crabs, clams, and many species of fish. It would also reduce the areas used for fishing and boating in the bay as well as pose another security threat for our area. The good news is that you can help prevent this project from happening.
Here are the scheduled meetings you can attend to make your voice heard:
- Sept 7, 2016 — George Bush Senior Center (1 Old Bridge Plaza, Old Bridge, NJ)
- Sept. 8, 2016 — Aviator Sports and Events Center at Floyd Bennett Field (3159 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY)
- Sept. 14, 2016 — Solanco High School (585 Solanco Road, Quarryville, PA)
- Sept. 15, 2016 — Franklin Township Community Center (505 Demott Lane, Somerset, NJ)
The public comment timeframe is open and you can stay informed and make your voice heard. Stand strong with Surfrider and many other groups in opposition to the proposed Williams Pipeline.
Learn more about why the Williams Pipeline is a bad idea.