Help Prevent This From Cutting Through NJ!
 
 
 
 
 

Dear --FNAME--,

On Friday, July 22 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed PennEast pipeline.
 
WE NEED YOUR HELP to stop the construction of the PennEast Pipeline at this phase of the process.
 
The PennEast Pipeline would cross many sensitive environmental landscapes throughout the state of New Jersey and put our natural resources and clean drinking water at risk.  The route will also cut through several Highlands Region Municipalities which will have detrimental impacts to the pristine areas of the NJ Highlands.  The Environmental Impact Statement that was released by FERC does not have enough high quality data and does not address many harmful aspects of the project.  
 
We have until September 12 to make our voices heard through public comment and education addressed in the below action items that  YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW!.

 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
Action Items:

Item 1: Submit comments to the PennEast Docket and attend comment writing workshops
Item 2: Attend public hearings and provide oral comments

Item 3: Spread the word and educate anyone you can. The more people in the know the stronger we are!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ITEM #1: Submit letters to the PennEast Docket (#CP15-558-000) to:

A. demand that FERC withdraw the DEIS;
B. ask FERC to extend the public comment period until a complete DEIS is available for review; and
C. point out specific problems in the DEIS, including assumptions, missing information, and issues that are either ignored or insufficiently addressed.
 
Comments submitted in the form of letters to FERC during this comment period become part of the legal record in FERC’s mandatory environmental review. Our goal is to submit as many substantial, fact-based comments as possible. Landowners’ and Intervenors’ comments carry more weight, and FERC must respond to each relevant comment.
 
Directions on posting to the Docket and sample letters can be found at:
www.rethinkenergynj.org/StopPennEast


Need Help with your comments? Attend one of these workshops:
 
Tuesday, August 2, 7-9 pm*
Prallsville Mills
33 Risler St, Stockton, NJ
 
Thursday, August 4, 6:30-9 pm*
The Holland Presbyterian Church Rec Center
535 Riegelsville Milford Rd., Milford, NJ
 
Monday, August 15, 7-9 pm*
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
31 Titus Mill Rd., Hopewell, NJ
 
At these workshops, we will have writing coaches as well as experts on environmental issues, such as water quality, to help you craft your letter. If you have a laptop, please bring it. If you are unable to attend one of these workshops, you can contact Charles Slonsky cslonsky@icloud.com, Mike Spille mike.spille@gmail.com or Alix Bacon alix@njconservation.org.
 
*For the latest event details, including possible time/location changes, visit www.rethinkenergynj.com/stoppenneast

 
ITEM #2: Attend a public hearing:
 
FERC will hold six public hearings at which the public can comment on the DEIS. It is critical that as many people as possible attend these hearings.
 
Monday, August 15, 6-10pm
Penn's Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe, PA, 18229
and
Best Western Lehigh Valley & Conference Center, 300 Gateway Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18017
 
Tuesday, August 16, 6-10pm
Grand Colonial, 86 Route 173 West, Hampton, NJ  08827
and
Peddler's Village (Lahaska and Neshaminy Rooms), Routes 202 & 263, Lahaska, PA 19831

Wednesday, August 17, 6-10pm
Best Western Genetti Hotel & Conference Center, 77 E Market Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
and
Clifford B. Memorial Hall, 1666 Pennington Road, Ewing, NJ 08618

For more information about the fight against PennEast, visit:
www.rethinkenergynj.org/StopPennEast
 
 
 
 
 
Proposed Penn East Pipeline Route
 
 
 
 
​About the New Jersey Highlands Coalition

We represent a diverse network of organizations - small and large, local, regional, statewide and national - and individuals with the common goal to protect, enhance and restore the New Jersey Highlands and to preserve the quality and quantity of drinking water both for the 850,000 people in the Highlands as well as the more than 4.6 million people in Northern and Central New Jersey who depend on Highlands water. For more information visit our website: www.njhighlandscoalition.org

Thank you for all of your support! 
 
 
      
 
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