PennEast: Environmentalists step up opposition to natural gas pipeline

PennEast Pipeline protest

MIKE DEAK / MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM – PennEast has officially resubmitted its application to the state Department of Environmental Protection for a permit to build its natural gas pipeline through Hunterdon County.

The news of PennEast’s application sparked environmentalists opposed to the project to renew their calls for the state to deny the application.

“There is compelling evidence that the PennEast pipeline is not needed, would irreparably harm protected waterways and wildlife, and be inconsistent with New Jersey’s clean energy goals,” Tom Gilbert, campaign director for New Jersey Conservation Foundation and ReThink Energy NJ, said in a statement. “NJDEP has all the evidence it needs to determine that this damaging project can’t meet the state’s stringent environmental regulations.” …

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