Opinion: Pipeline planned for Raritan Bay is a safety risk that keeps us all dependent on dirty fossil fuels

Sandy Hook

MICHELE LANGA / STAR-LEDGER – As New Jersey prudently shifts energy policy to focus on renewable sources like wind and solar, and away from less healthy fossil fuels, proposals still come forward to build “pipelines to the past” that serve no good purpose and take vital dollars away from infrastructure investments in today’s emerging energy sources.

One example is the proposed Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) Project being pushed by Williams-Transco, an Oklahoma-based gas pipeline company. The project would ultimately cross Raritan Bay on the way to providing New York City with twice as much natural gas as it could possibly use …

Michele Langa is staff attorney for NJ/NY Baykeeper.

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