N.J. just blocked a controversial pipeline in Raritan Bay

Sandy Hook

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM – Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration effectively blocked the progress of a controversial proposed natural gas pipeline late on Wednesday night, by denying key permits needed for the project.

The pipeline would’ve stretched more than 23 miles across Raritan Bay and New York Bay, connecting Middlesex County to an existing pipeline in the water off Breezy Point in Queens.

The interstate pipeline is a key part of the Northeast Supply Enhancement project (NESE), a nearly $1 billion effort by the Oklahoma-based energy company Williams to expand its natural gas infrastructure throughout New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania …

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