Gas pipeline: DEP decision due on $1B proposal

Raritan Bay pipeline - Northeast Enhancement

WAYNE PARRY / AP / APP.COM – A proposal for a nearly $1 billion pipeline that would carry natural gas from Pennsylvania’s shale fields through New Jersey, a bay and the ocean en route to supplying New York City and Long Island faces some key hurdles this week.

New Jersey environmental officials are due to decide today on several permits for the proposed Northeast Supply Enhancement pipeline. Watch the video above about a public hearing in Toms River used to gather comments on a proposed New Jersey Natural Gas Southern Reliability Link pipeline.

This is the latest pipeline project to stir emotions in the long-running jobs-versus-the environment debate. Opponents hope a denial will stop the project – even though it survived a similar rejection last month in New York and remains under consideration there …

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