DTCAP
Delaware Township Citizens Against the Pipeline
Every township along the route has passed a 
resolution against the PennEast pipeline project. 
If the button is flashing there is an alert; click button to learn more.
survey your property.  Learn the facts!

Alerts 
and 
Urgent Action 
Needed
 New Action Items Added
Issued on 7-24-16

1) Submit a comment to FERC.


ALERTS
 Status: Added 6-30-16

1)PennEast is calling Landowners asking questions about wells and spring wells. DO NOT answer their questions! 

2) PennEast's other tactic to survey your property.  Learn the facts!
 the PennEast pipeline
The FERC Releases the DEIS-and it's PATHETIC.
The Draft Environmental Impact Statement was released on Friday July 22
The DEIS is a NEPA document that FERC is required by to create by law.
NEPA is National Environmental Policy Act.
FERC states that with proper mitigation this project with have no harmful effects on the community or environment. When chunks of the information is missing from PennEast. You can find the complete DEIS at PipeInfo.org

We have only have 45 days to comment- that means Sept 12 is the deadline to comment.
Anyone can comment- you do not have to be an interenor to comment. 
You can still intervene with whats called intervene out-of-time.
  The comments to the DEIS forms the legal record for objections to the project, and so we urge everyone to comment .
Comment Facts and Bullet Points
The following instructions will help you use the tools provided below:

  •  Select one of the available concerns below
  • To provide your own comments:
    1. Review facts to develop your own personal comments for that concern.  We encourage the submission of separate comments for each concern.    
    2. Please cut and paste the format into "Word" on your computer.
    3. Add your name and state whether you are an intervener.
    4. Add your address in the appropriate space.
    5. Add your personal comments in the space after "In particular, I am concerned about." 
    6. Highlight the completed form and copy.
    7. Sign onto FERC through link available on each concern page (Step by Step Filing Instructions are available above).
    8. Paste into comments section on docket (See Step by Step Filing Instuctions).
  • If a sample letter is available, you can follow steps 3 - 9 above (copy sample letter instead on step 3).

These topics will continue to be updated as we work to add more tools and sample letters to help you construct comments of your own. You Can find the full DEIS at PipeInfo.org

Important Upcoming DEP HEARING!
​August 22-6pm at the Ramada Inn
Grand Ball Room, 1083 Route 206, Bordentown
Transco/NJ Natural Gas wetlands
applications to NJ DEP for Chesterfield Compressor Station
Why is this an important action?

It’s vital that we show up at this hearing to demonstrate tremendous public opposition to this expansion because this:

  • This is the first real step we can take to fundamentally constrict the system design that PennEast is positioning for their pipeline.
  • It is a real time event for us to show DEP, politicians, PE shareholders and the media the massive & united opposition we represent.
  • This will shine the light on the cumulative impacts to our safety, drinking water, and property rights that PennEast violates.

This project calls for the expansion of an existing compressor station in Lawrence Township in Mercer County, NJ and the installation of a new compressor station, meter and regulating station on environmentally-sensitive land located in Chesterfield Township in Burlington County, N.J. All of which many experts say is unneeded and harmful!

WE ARE COMMITTED TO SHOWING UP IN LARGE NUMBERS (like 500 to a 1000 people)
TO STOP THIS EXPANSION PROJECT, AN IMPORTANT STEP TO STOP OR SLOW THE PENNEAST TRAIN ROLLING FORWARD.

Click Link below for important reason why we need to comment on this Project as well.
 
All groups working to STOP the PennEast project are calling for this action by citizens including: HALT PennEast, Holland Township CAP, Alexandria CAP, Kingwood CAP, Delaware CAP, West Amwell CAP, Lambertville CAP, Hopewell Township CAP, and all the NGO's are asking all people to attend this meeting! 
Click Here for talking or Writing Points
Deadline for submission of written comments for the Compressor Station, File No. 0300-15-0002.2 FWW15000, September 6, 2016 to:
Jan Arnett
Division of Land Use Regulation Mail Code 501-02A - P.O. Box 420 Trenton, New Jersey    08625-0420
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There will be another DEP hearing for the Southern Reliablity Link on Sept 7 at the Ramada Inn in Bordentown.
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Think Twice 
Some businesses that you may not want to patronize.
PennEast Pipeline
PennEast Pipeline, Blue Moutain Resort
Cock N' Bull Restuarant in Peddlers Village PA- 
Management would not let the Riverkeeper to rent a room for concerned citizens- due to "conflict of interest".
Management seems to side with the FEDs instead of the locals that live and support places like Peddlers Village.
Blue Mountain Resort in Palemerton PA
The resort supports the PennEast Pipeline, after PennEast offered the resort with a free pipeline connecting instead of them paying to connect to an existing one. 
It's Not Too Late To Intervene
If you are a directly impacted citizen and want to intervene click the button below to get the document for you need to submit to FERC. You will need to do a full registration on the FERC website so you can submit your comment.
If you a concerned citizen and want to get involved click the button below to get the document for you to submit to FERC.
If you have not intervened yet, you still can.
Anyone can file as an intervener during the
DEIS comment period.
Concerned
Citizen
Impacted
Landowner
Step By Step Filing Instructions
Click the button below for step by step instructions navigating you through the
FERC website so you can file an eComment.
CLICK HERE
FERC PennEast Hearings
Trenton,NJ

On August 17 FERC held one of six public hearings for the proposed PennEast Pipeline draft EIS.

FERC is facing harsh criticism for the hearing format that limit the amount of time the public can testify and ban video recording of the meeting.

Citizens,Environmental groups and lawmakers discussed the so called "faux hearings" at a press conference before the hearing began.

We would like to welcome the newly formed Lambertville Coalition Against the Pipeline
What's Next in the Process

.  Mike Spille from Cost of the Pipeline blog & West Amwell CAP writes
"The plan is to get 50,000 or more comments out there. So start alerting your friends, your neighbors, your distant acquaintances, everyone you can.  Alert any intervenors you know, or people who should intervene.   CAPS, New Jersey Conservation Foundation, The Delaware Riverkeeper Network, Sierra Club, and others are all banding together to ensure there are sufficient in-person workshops, webinars, and anything else we can think of to get the issues with this DEIS thoroughly and completely documented.  We have 45 days, and we need to make the most of it.
Because this DEIS is a travesty.  In section after section FERC and their contractors state that they have insufficient information upon which to make a decision, and then they conclude each section that they have determined there is no significant impact to the environment.
We have no data on wells or springs in NJ or PA, and hope we'll get some eventually.  But we've determined there's no significant impact to wells or springs.
We have insufficient data on vernal pools, we'll check that later.  But we're confident there's no real impact to them, and we'll mitigate it somehow.
We have no idea about historical artifacts, properties, or areas within the impact area.  But we're confident we'll mitigate anything we find eventually.  Some day (as an aside: how do you mitigate impacts to unique historical areas?).

Their No Action Alternative is four paragraphs long.  Yes, four paragraphs.  They cite no sources or data, other than the list of shippers.  They point to that list of shippers and say "These shippers signed contracts. There fore, there can be no No Action Alternative".  There is no mention of 70% of landowners in NJ denying access.  No mention of affiliate transactions between companies like NJ Natural Gas buying the gas from New Jersey Resources, or PSEG Power buying from PSEG, etc.  They write off renewables and other areas without a single citation or data point."

What's important is FERC is required to answer every single objection to the DEIS that is filed on the docket.  And any law suits against PennEast or FERC have to be based on information in those docket comments.  
So this is our one shot – these 45 days will be critical.

FERC admits the DEIS is incomplete. They are giving PennEast the 45 days to come up with the missing information. This is violating the public’s ability to comment within the comment period on these developments.  PennEast could in fact offer answers to these questions on day 45 – giving the public ZERO DAYS to comment.
Read Mike's Coverage of this HERE, and see some of the items FERC knows that missing from the DEIS.

And since the FERC website is down so often, you can find the DEIS on PipeInfo.org-  another website created by Mike Spille for quick access to PennEast FERC documents. ​​
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Fast Links


Action Items

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Defined action items developed by your friendly neighborhood CAP organizations as well as other NGOs; action items you can help with in our fight against the pipeline.   
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Stay on top of the latest PennEast Route Changes
  • Property Construction Maps
  • Wetland Survey Maps         
Check if PennEast surveyed your property without permission.
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HALT
Home Owners Against Landtaking

Impacted & abutting property owners ban
together and hire
Wiley Rein, a large Washington, D.C., law firm specializing in government regulation.


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Our Legislators
Communicating with our Government Representatives
It is vitally important that we keep our representives in touch with our concerns and developments about the PennEast project. Our vocal opposition over the past year has been highly successful in motivating our representitives to act by writing letters to the FERC, testifying at scoping meetings and meeting with towns and citizens.

Events

Events Calendar

 Stay tuned for upcoming details on workshops/ webinars with experts to help you comment on the DEIS.


​Visit the Events page for future events, and calendar for events this month.
Calendar

We have some great wins lately.  Make sure to check them out. 

Stories
& Facts

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

Some things that make you say Hmmm???

Some good news and wins in our continuing fight.   "Things get better by change, not by chance"

And lastly, read about the untruths and misinformation issued by PennEast and read about how they've been dispelled.
Marcellus Shale Coalition says we need pipelines so we can raise the price of gas
Our Allies
Meet our NGO friends fighting along our side.
And other townships Citizens Against the Pipeline and organizations.
In this section, you will find the latest news from our Allies.
If you think there’s nothing you can do to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, think again.
ReThinkEnergyNJ.org
Stop PennEast: The public speaks out against PennEast and the use of Eminent Domain.
Video clips courtesy of ReThinkEnergyNJ.org
The best kind of energy is energy we don’t use. Energy efficiency is one of the best ways our state can reduce its reliance on fossil fuels, reduce emissions and save money.
For decades, Americans have been reducing their use of electricity. Energy efficiency measures – including updated building codes, demand response programs, energy efficiency standards for appliances and the use of low energy light bulbs – have led to a dramatic decline in electricity usage.