The Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Company (Transco) has applied to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for permits to expand its pipeline system through our region. The Northeast Supply Link Project would add 6.8 miles of pipeline through the Southern Highlands and upgrade over 25 miles of pipeline between Roseland and Rutherford. This pipeline would cut through sensitive and important wetlands including the South Branch of the Raritan River, impacting critical habitat and water supplies as well as public health and safety. Many of the wetlands are so important that they are held in the public trust as preserved open space, but they would have to be diverted for this polluting pipeline.
Let the DEP know you oppose this project. To protect our drinking water and our wetlands and to prevent more flooding and air pollution, contact:
Ms. Jill Neall, Environmental Specialist III
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Land Use Regulation
P.O Box 439
Trenton, NJ 08625
Re: Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Company, Northeast Supply Link Project, Stanton Loop Freshwater Wetlands Individual Permit 1000-11-0003.1, FWW 120001 Flood Hazard Area Individual Permit with Hardship Exemption 1000-11-0003.1, FHA 120001