(Stockton, NJ) Saturday, Tom Malinowski will be meeting with Hunterdon County property owners impacted by the construction of the PennEast pipeline, and tour sites at risk of grave ecological damage should plans for the pipeline proceed.
The PennEast Pipeline is a proposed project to move natural gas from Pennsylvania to New Jersey. Its approval received extensive backlash from local property owners and New Jersey environmental groups, like Clean Water Action and the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, for potential environmental impacts and seizure of public properties.
In 2013, Leonard Lance supported the “Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act,” which greatly sped up the process granting regulatory permits to natural gas pipelines through the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
“The PennEast pipeline threatens waterways, farmland, open space, and private land in one of the most beautiful natural areas of New Jersey, with no clear demonstration of economic need for our state.” Malinowski said. “I strongly oppose its construction, and as a member of Congress I will support tightening the rules that allow such pipelines to be approved in the first place.”
Malinowski will host a roundtable discussion with farmers and property owners at an organic farm in Stockton, and then tour additional properties in the area most impacted by PennEast. The roundtable is open to the press. Inquire with the campaign for details.