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While we are at it we should demand the same of PA and DRBC
PennEast Has Dropped a New Application on NJDEP and Others

It is Important We Remind All the Decisionmakers That
Nothing Short of "NO" is Acceptable.

The PennEast Pipeline, if built, would damage 1,613.5 acres of land (1,065.2 acres for pipeline facilities, 110.1 acres for access roads, 372.3 acres for pipe and contractor ware yards, 31.1 acres for above ground facilities); will cut through at least 255 waterbodies (including 159 perennial, 45 intermittent, 40 ephemeral, 11 open water), 633 acres of forest, 91 acres of wetlands; impact “several” vernal pools; and infringe upon and damage habitat for threatened and endangered species of bat, sturgeon, snake, turtle, mussels and more. The PennEast pipeline, if built, would cut through Special Protection designated reaches of the Delaware River, cut under the F.E. Walter and Beltzville reservoirs, and will carve its way through the Susquehanna River as well.

As high as these numbers are, we know that they do not represent the full bootprint of the PennEast pipeline.  We know this because thousands of individuals and organizations have worked hard to document and prove the many ways PennEast has consistently misrepresent the size and scope of the devastation to be inflicted if the PennEast pipeline were built.  

Not only will PennEast inflict devastating harm on our environment and rob people of the safety and sanctity of their homes by forcing them to become host to an explosive pipeline, but it will result in the drilling and fracking of at 3,000 additional shale gas wells releasing volumes of climate changing emissions that will forever devastate the earth for generations.

We Must Stop PennEast!  
To Protect Our River, Our Homes, Our Communities and Future Generations.

Please Send Your Letter Today!  And Get Your Friends and Neighbors to As Well.

You can send an email and twitter through our system or write directly to the addresses below.

 

Philip D. Murphy
Governor of New Jersey and Chair of the DRBC Commission
Office of Governor PO Box 001 Trenton, NJ 08625

Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York and Vice Chair of the DRBC Commission
The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building Albany, NY 12224

John Carney
Governor of Delaware and DRBC Commissioner
Tatnall Building 150 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
South Dover, DE  19901

Tom Wolf, Governor of Pennsylvania and DRBC Commissioner
Office of the Governor
508 Main Capitol Building Harrisburg, PA 17120

Catherine R. McCabe, Commissioner
401 E. State St. 7th Floor,
East Wing P.O. Box 402
Trenton, NJ 08625-0402

Patrick McDonnell, Secretary
Rachel Carson State Office Building
400 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA  17101

Executive Director Steven Tambini
Delaware River Basin Commission
25 Cosey Road
P.O. Box 7360
West Trenton, NJ 08628-0360

sample text:

 Re: Stringent Review of PennEast Pipeline Project Pursuant to State Law & DRBC Authority

Dear Governor Murphy, Governor Cuomo, Governor Wolf,  Governor Carney, NJDEP Commissioner McCabe, PA Secretary McDonnell, and DRBC Executive Director Steve Tambini:

It’s time for you to fulfill your legal and moral obligations to protect our communities, protect our environment, and protect future generations; it’s time for you to put a stop to the PennEast Pipeline Project.  You all have the power to say “no”.  We expect you to use that power.

Governor Murphy, Governor Wolf, NJDEP Commissioner McCabe, and PA Secretary McDonnell, you must deny all state approvals, including Clean Water Act 401 Certification.

Governor Murphy, Governor Cuomo, Governor Wolf,  Governor Carney, and DRBC Executive Director Steve Tambini you must deny PennEast a DRBC Docket.

All of the information on the record and in PennEast’s own materials make clear that PennEast will have a devastating and irreparable impact on our water, air, forest and wildlife resources and that there is no way this pipeline can fulfill the requirements of our state and DRBC rules, regulations and laws. 

It’s time to put an end to the farce, for you to perform your legal and moral duties, and to reject the PennEast Pipeline any and all state and DRBC approvals. 

Do it now, before it is too late!

Sincerely and Urgently,