​“Building new dirty and dangerous fossil fuel pipelines through fragile natural lands will not foster energy independence, respect the environment or grow the economy,” said Ed Potosnak, executive director of the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters.
“At the very moment we should be doubling down on clean and renewable energy sources to aggressively combat climate change, Trump has green-lighted the Dakota and Keystone oil pipelines, while, closer to home, PennEast is pursuing a gas pipeline that traverses the Delaware River and a South Jersey Gas wants to build a pipeline through the Pinelands National Reserve, a proposal that was strongly contested at a public hearing today.”
“We condemn this wrong-headed, backward approach to meeting our energy needs,” Potosnak added. “Clean air, safe drinking water and the health of American citizens depend on leaders like Trump making more responsible energy choices.”