On June 5, the NJDEP denied six crucial permits for the NESE pipeline, including construction permits in wetlands, coastal, and flood hazard areas. In addition, the agency denied the Water Quality Certificate that is necessary for construction of the offshore location of the proposed pipeline running through the Raritan Bay. Clean Ocean Action applauds Governor Murphy and his DEP for denying these six crucial permits for the Williams/Transco Northeast Supply Enhancement Pipeline! While this is an important victory for the Bayshore, the denial ensures Williams will be back. Indeed, they have already made a statement to that effect.
Clean Ocean Action will continue to fight against any threat to the health and wellbeing of the bay and ocean. With the support of our fellow defenders of the waterways, we will ensure this unnecessary and harmful project is never constructed.“We are so proud of the many citizens and elected officials of the Bayshore and ocean who rallied, called, and signed petitions and letters to urge the Governor’s denial of this permit that would bring nothing but ruin to New Jersey,” said Cindy Zipf, Executive Director of Clean Ocean Action.