he public comments on the project submitted for the record and reviewed by Clean Ocean Action shows nearly 4000 comments opposing the NESE Project, and four comments in favor of the project.
"The stewardship of our resources is a moral imperative for our time. We have had enough of corporations dumping on our environment. Keep us focused. Keep all elected officials informed. We say no to NESE. Let's make NJ Governor Murphy hear us," exclaimed Red Bank Mayor, Pasquale Menna.
"We as elected officials in Atlantic Highlands stand with all of you, and our town is with you. We need clean energy, which brings multiple jobs and opportunities. No fracking. No pipelines," stated Red Bank Councilperson Kate Triggiano at the press conference.
|Monmouth County Freeholder Gerry Scharffenberger|
Monmouth County Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger said, "On behalf of the Monmouth County Freeholders, we oppose this pipeline. Monmouth County is dependent on tourism. This year was a banner year. We don't see the value of this project based on the risks. We are united against this project and hope NJ Governor Murphy will not approve this project, which threatens our coastal economy."
|Councilperson Lori Hohenleitner, Atlantic Highlands|
|Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman, District 16 at the Rally against the NESE Pipeline|
"Everything we do as humans has an impact. When we make decisions, we have to look at the impacts those decisions will have on everything. The consequences of the NESE project are not found in one place. They will be found in the air, land, and water, and in Franklin, NJ, Raritan Bay, and the ocean. When we make a decision, we need a really good reason to go forward. There is one good thing about this project: this is an easy 'no.' There is no reason for the NESE project," stated Greg Remaud of NY/NJ Baykeeper.
"What we do here and going forward will determine if the planet will be safe and healthy for generations to come. We are calling on the governor to stand up for the people and our planet and say no to NESE," said Jeff Tittel of the NJ Sierra Club.
|Cindy Zipf of Clean Ocean Action with Linda Powell who read a statement from Mayor Kramer, Franklin Township in front of WATERSPIRIT's "No to NESE Once and For All" sign|
"The health effects of this entire project are a public health outrage. We don't need the project and don’t have to tolerate polluted air, land, and water. This project is the direct opposite of Governor Murphy's campaign promises. Approving this project would be an epic failure and is not in the interest of the public good, land, and the environment," advised Jean-Marie Donohue of Waterspirit.