The NESE Project is an unnecessary and environmentally destructive proposal by Williams and its subsidiary Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company ("Transco") to bring dirty fracked methane gas from Pennsylvania through New Jersey to New York City. The project would have required the construction of a massive new compressor station in Franklin Township, New Jersey, and a 23.4-mile offshore pipeline that would rip through the Raritan Bay, Lower New York Bay, and ocean.
This is the fourth time that Williams-Transco has sought approval for this dirty, fossil fuel, climate-changing project. Recently, Governors on both sides of the Hudson River, Governor Phil Murphy and Governor Andrew Cuomo, rejected the permit applications to build this project citing harms to the natural environment, negative impacts to achieving state climate goals, and ultimately saying the natural gas that would be coming is just unneeded.
Thank Governor Murphy for helping to put an end to this reckless, unnecessary and environmentally destructive project once and for all, and to keep up the fight in opposing all new fossil fuel projects in NJ!