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NEW JERSEY LCV DISAPPOINTED WITH FERC DECISION REGARDING NESE PIPELINE
TRENTON – The following is a statement from Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, on the decision by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today regarding the Williams Transco’s request for an extension to its certificate for the Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) pipeline project.
“I am furious that even with the new Biden Administration, FERC is continuing business as usual, being a rubber stamp for the fossil fuel industry. I am deeply disappointed that FERC didn’t respect New Jersey and New York’s rejections of William Transco’s NESE methane pipeline project. NESE isn’t needed, New York and New Jersey don’t want it, and it poses a threat to clean water, wildlife, and the safety and health of New Jersey communities,” said Ed Potosnak, Executive Director, New Jersey LCV. “NESE is a prime example of a ‘zombie pipeline’ - projects that continue to try to be built even after it’s determined they don’t meet New Jersey’s legal requirements to protect our drinking water and environment. History seems to be repeating itself.”