Let's just dissect this piece of propaganda.
1) Communites will see
MORE open spaces.
What they don't say is that more open spaces will actually be your state parks and forest they plan to decimate.
2)Open Space returns to open space.
It's been documented that this never truly happens in any pipeline project. The vegetation is never restore and the pipeline companies will no longer care after their pipe is in the ground. Also, it falsely states the pipe will be buried four feet under ground. In actualility i according to their own documents, it will only be buried between 18 inches to 3 ft under ground.
3) Lower Energy Cost.
Pipeline companies ask the rate council if they can raise ratepayers rate to absorb the cost of building a pipeline. If THIS new pipeline causes an existing pipeline (TRANSCO) to lose money, the existing company is allowed to raise their rates to compensate their losses.
Luckly, the NJ Rate Council submitted to the FERC docket that they feel the PennEast
project is not needed, and is for pure profit for their shareholders.
4) PennEast runs Adjacent to Existing Powerlines to Reduce Impacts.
That drastically minimizes the need for tree cutting.
This is a blanted lie. They can not put the pipeline near the powerlines so a brand new 150'-200' ROW clearing will be needed as they run along the same path as the powerlines. Take a look at their own plan for Baldpate Mountain.
To view the Maps of the total devastation along the entire route, visit