PennEast project opposed by public

PennEast’s plans to build a 108 mile long and US$1.2 billion natural gas pipeline could be in jeopardy.

The pipeline would transport natural gas from the Marcellus Shale, Pennsylvania, terminating on the outskirts of Trenton.

Dr. Tullis Onstott, Professor of Geosciences at Princeton University took stand and swore: "the proposed pipeline route crosses every aquifer recharge zone that provides drinking water to local communities, and every wetland that discharges water into the Delaware Raritan Canal.”

The potential limitation of clean drinking water would be a consequence of the pipeline construction, in addition to the loss of property values and being unable the protect the environment.

While peoples oppose and debate the pipeline project, PennEast plans to submit its application to FERC in September.

Edited from various sources NJ and Huffington Post by Stephanie Roker

Published on 19/08/2015

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