On January 3rd, The Sierra Club will host a forum on how to “Stop the PennEast Pipeline” movement at the North Hunterdon Public Library. The Sierra Club will present on the challenges and efforts to stop the encroachment of the PennEast gas pipeline into New Jersey as well as discuss some of our chapter’s initiatives under the governor-elect Phil Murphy’s Administration. Come and learn as we will update people on the battle and what we can do to stop it!
New Jersey Sierra Club has been fighting to stop PennEast Pipeline Company LLC from building the pipeline for three years. The proposed 110-mile pipeline would enter Hunterdon County north of Milford, then parallel the Delaware River before crossing into Mercer County southeast of Lambertville. The pipeline would bring 1 billion cubic feet of gas from northeastern Pennsylvania to New Jersey. The PennEast pipeline would threaten the entire valley including 91 acres of wetlands and more than 44 miles of forest — more than 1,600 acres total — according to the N.J. Sierra Club.
“After battling PennEast for three years, we now have to look towards the new challenges ahead of us and gear up for future fights. A lot of what we are doing here is a template being used across the country by other grassroots groups battling pipelines. Most importantly, we are united as one to stop PennEast pipeline — that we will fight as long and as hard as it takes to make sure that our Valley is protected. We love it and there is nothing else like it in the world. We hold it dear and we will not let PennEast destroy it, ” said Jeff Tittel, Director of the New Jersey Sierra Club.
WHAT: “Stop the PennEast Pipeline” Movement. Speakers incluude Jeff Tittel, Executive Director of the New Jersey Chapter of the Sierra Club
WHEN: Wednesday, 3 January 2018 from 7:00pm-10:00pm
WHERE: North Hunterdon Public Library, 65 Halstead Street · Clinton , NJ