Target: Cheryl A. LaFleur, Chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
Goal: Stop the degradation of natural areas and fresh waterways from a proposed pipeline project
A proposed route for the PennEast pipeline is set to invade precious forests, wetlands, and farmlands as well as cross numerous fresh waterways. The pipeline is in the process of approval. However, if this pipeline is approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the pipeline company would have the power to enforce eminent domain. Eminent domain will allow the pipeline full access to any land along its proposed route. Help save such coveted lands from this pipeline project.
If all goes as planned, the PennEast pipeline could be operational by 2017. This one billion dollar project will start in Pennsylvania and connect to a pipeline in New Jersey. To construct the 108-mile pipeline, a 125-foot margin of space must be destroyed around the pipeline. This leaves irreparable damage to all natural areas in the pipeline’s way. The gas line is set to cross the Delaware River, Lehigh River, Alexauken Creek, Peter’s Brook, and through the Sourland Mountain region. This sensitive region is home to a variety of wildlife including the eagle, bobcat, wood turtle, and barred owl. The pipeline would fragment this precious wildlife habitat.
Once operational, the 36-inch diameter pipeline will deliver one billion cubic feet of natural gas a day. This project feeds the dirty gas industry. The one billion dollar budget could go toward a more sustainable and renewable energy project. By signing this petition, you are urging the Chair of FERC to deny the request to build the PennEast pipeline.
Dear Chair LaFleur,
The PennEast pipeline will fragment coveted forests, degrade wildlife habitat, destroy precious farmland, and threaten fresh waterways. This 108-mile pipeline project will permanently scar the land for construction and continually threaten the area by pumping nearly one billion cubic feet of natural gas a day. The one billion dollar price tag for this invasive project could go toward a more sustainable energy source instead of feeding the destructive fracking industry.
I beg you to deny the request for this pipeline. If you approve it, the PennEast Pipeline Company will acquire access to all lands on the pipeline’s proposed route. The Sourland Mountain Region, Delaware River, and fertile farm areas should be protected from this invasive gas line. Nearly every township in New Jersey has passed a resolution to oppose PennEast’s dirty project. Many communities and government officials have voiced a strong opposition to the PennEast line. Please take action to reject this pipeline that will damage natural areas and farmland in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
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