Stop the PennEast Pipeline
Organized by: Jason Kliwinski
This Pipeline is a symptom of our Country's reliance on fossil fuel and its utter subjugation of environmental, social, and real economic viability to the whims of big business and business as usual. The proposed PennEast Pipeline would bring natural gas, largely from polluting fracking practices in north east Pennsylvania, through preserved farmland and water ways down through central New Jersey along the Delaware River basin to ports to primarily be sold oversees. There are already numerous pipelines in existence and criss crossing our small and crowded State. We don't need or want another and especially not one that promises to destroy so much land and water we have worked hard to preserve with tax payer dollars for the benefit of a few greedy corporations. Long term impact - we will realize this form of energy generation and usage does not serve us. In the process, we will regret the destruction of contiguous acres of established stands of forest that will take many decades to restore. There will be loss of topsoil due to erosion from the construction and elimination of protective canopies. We will have invasive species. Watersheds will be impacted, (Endangered and not) animal species and their habitats will be depleted, farm lands and soils (organic accreditation) will be adversely impacted due to topsoil disturbance, currently protected high quality water (far down the stream) will certainly suffer, geological impact from drilling and blasting, historical sites will be disturbed, recreational and cultural activities will be impacted. Safety is of significant concern - explosions, gas leaks (ozone impact), loud carbon emitting compressor stations are extensively documented common occurrence. Project site and adjacent are protection and ongoing maintenance has a history of issues. Large and small family estates preserved for future generations are impacted by the "eminent domain" clause that captures financial, safety, aesthetic and moral impacts. And in the end, someone will have to extract the remaining pipe (Penneast proposes abandonment in place), after its lifecycle, and restore the impacted tracks of land - impossible. That's presuming that no environmental remediation is required???? There are no plans for allocating funding for any of the aforementioned.
Your donation will go to the Green Building Center - New Jersey located at 51 Bridge Street in Lambertville, NJ. The funds will be administered by GBC-NJ to organizations such as the Delaware River Keeper to support research, actions, and efforts to stop the Pipeline and protect our ecosystem.