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Tell the DRBC It's Time to Say NO to the PennEast Pipeline!



The Third Circuit Court ruling protecting the sovereignty of New Jersey when it comes to protecting its land from PennEast is a HUGE win for New Jersey and for everyone who has fought the PennEast pipeline for the past 5 years. And this comes just days after NJ DEP told PennEast its application was still deficient. That’s the good news. The bad news is that neither of those decisions will stop PennEast from filing the next lawsuit and submitting the next version of its application.  It also will not help us if the Trump administration is successful in passing regulations that severely curtail the rights of states to say no under section 401 of the Clean Water Act.

How much longer will the DRBC sit on the sidelines and watch all of this play out? DRBC is the one agency that has the authority to put this to a stop right now. DRBC is also the one agency’ whose authority cannot be curtailed or preempted by regulatory rollback, policy change or Presidential Executive Order.  Having DRBC as a partner in saying “no” to PennEast will also ensure NJ has a powerful ally that will strengthen its legal position and the political will to continue to stand against this dirty fracked gas fossil fuel pipeline catastrophe.  

It’s time for DRBC to act. This fall, we’re sending that message to DRBC in a big way with escalating actions that are easy for you to join from near or far, and that will culminate in a big turnout at the DRBC’s December 11 meeting.

Here are three ways to get involved in the campaign over the coming weeks, be sure to scroll all the way through to see all the options:

1) SIGN THE LETTER for Organizations – Organizational leaders, please consider adding your name to the sign on letter on behalf of your organization making our case to the DRBC (and the Governors that are the Commissioners and the decisionmakers) that it must exercise its authority to reject the PennEast pipeline. We want to collect as many signatures as we can within the next couple of weeks so we are ready to deliver it whenever PennEast makes its next move. You can sign on here:

2) SIGN THE PETITION for Individuals –For individuals we have a petition to sign as a companion to the letter. We’ll deliver it at the December 11 DRBC Commissioners meeting. Please sign the petition and share share share:

3) SAVE THE DATE – We need a huge turnout to help deliver the petition to the DRBC at its December 11th meeting. Please mark your calendars NOW and plan to attend the meeting.  The meeting will be held at Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor Center, 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, Pa and usually starts around 10 am