Environmentalists protest expansion of compressor station

JOANNA GAGIS / NJTV NEWS – It started with singing and ended with two under arrest.

The protest was of the expansion of a compressor station in Roseland. It’s part of a larger gas pipeline expansion run by Williams Companies, an Oklahoma-based energy company.

Environmentalists gathered in a last-ditch effort to stop the expansion. They said it’s unnecessary because the current compressor is only operating at 10 percent and that it has the potential to harm surrounding wetlands and puts local residents’ health at risk with events like blowdowns …

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