On July 13, 2017, the NJ/NY Baykeeper will be holding a public meeting to discuss actions that communities and individuals can take to help stop the Transco Pipeline. Williams, a provider of energy infrastructure, has proposed a 23.4-mile pipeline project to expand its existing Transco transmission system to transport natural gas. The 50-year-old pipelines would transport natural gas from fracking wells in the Marcellus shale region in Pennsylvania and the Gulf Coast, across Mercer, Somerset and Middlesex Counties and under the Raritan Bay in New York. The potential impacts are grave due to compression stations and pipeline leaks of methane and exhaust which contain carcinogens and other toxic chemicals. This dangerous pollution will impact fishing, boating and recreational activities in our communities. The meeting will be held Thursday, July 13, at Keyport High School at 351 Broad Street, Keyport, NJ 07735.
For updates or clarifications on any of these issues contact COA’s Policy Intern Melanie Daly by email at email@example.com.