Williams has refiled with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJ DEP) for important water quality certification permits for the Northeast Supply Enhancement Project. The project needs these permits from New Jersey, in addition to a water quality permit from New York State, before construction can begin. Help secure 3,000+ jobs for Northeast construction workers - many of whom are Local 798 members! ADD YOUR NAME NOW to the below comment that we will submit to the NJ DEP before the public comment period ends on Friday, August 23.
*PLEASE NOTE: Local 798 may submit your signature to state and federal regulatory bodies, as well as elected officials to support Northeast Supply Enhancement.
Dear Commissioner McCabe:
I was disappointed to learn that the New Jersey DEP denied critical certification permits for Williams’ Northeast Supply Enhancement Project, and I proudly stand with Pipeliners Local 798 in support of this important project as the DEP conducts further review.
Northeast Supply Enhancement is an important expansion of the natural gas infrastructure network in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey that is expected to provide great environmental and economic benefits. The project will support more than 3,000 jobs for regional craftsmen who depend on infrastructure projects like this to provide for their families, many of whom are members of Local 798. Once in service, Northeast Supply Enhancement will provide National Grid access to an additional 400 million cubic feet of natural gas per day.
Our federal regulator, FERC, stated in its final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) that Northeast Supply Enhancement would have “less than significant” environmental impacts if Williams follows mitigation measures proposed by the commission. Williams has taken careful steps to follow these measures in order to mitigate environmental impacts and to minimize potential issues.
I support the Northeast Supply Enhancement Project for the following main reasons:
- Increases access to domestically sourced, affordable natural gas;
- Generates approximately $239.9 million in economic activity in New Jersey alone;
- Creates more than 3,000 jobs for local laborers, many of whom are Local 798 members;
- Has the potential to displace up to 200,000 tons of CO2 annually.
I am proud to support Northeast Supply Enhancement, and I hope the NJDEP issues necessary permits for this project without additional delays.
Northeast Supply Enhancement Supporter