Active | June 07 2019
Williams Transco has, for the second time, proposed to construct a 23.4-mile, 26-inch diameter pipeline ("Northeast Supply Enhancement Project") to expand its existing fracked natural gas transmission system. The proposed pipeline will cross Raritan Bay from Old Bridge, NJ. to Rockaway Point NY. Surfrider is opposed to this project because of the negative impacts to air quality, water quality, and marine animals and habitat that will result from project construction and operation. The pipeline could also negatively impact ocean and coastal uses such as beach going, surfing, diving, boating, kayaking, and fishing during construction.
We are also concerned with the dire impacts from the further burning of fossil fuels. This project will lock consumers into fossil fuel infrastructure for decades and increase the negative effects from climate change. In the case of a pipeline leak, thousands of pounds of greenhouse gases could be released, similar to what happened in California.
The Surfrider Foundation works to protect our ocean and address the dangers to it, today and in the future. Our Ocean Protection Initiative includes grassroots campaigns to establish and support Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), oppose new offshore oil drilling and seismic testing, participate in regional ocean planning, and ensure renewable ocean energy does not damage our ocean.Learn More