For Immediate Release – April 4, 2019
MIDDLETOWN, NJ – On April 1st, the Middletown Township Committee unanimously passed a resolution requesting the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) hold a public hearing in the Bayshore area regarding the Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) Project, a proposed natural gas pipeline that will go through the Raritan Bay and only service the State of New York.
As of Wednesday, April 3rd the DEP has received requests from multiple municipalities, including Middletown, to allow the community to comment on the proposed pipeline that will run between Pennsylvania and Long Island, cut through central New Jersey and include 23.5 miles of pipeline through the Raritan/Lower New York Bay.
“The Township Committee and I strongly encourage the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to provide the residents of Middletown and the Bayshore area the ability to voice their questions and concerns about the proposed pipeline,” said Mayor Tony Perry. “This project would provide no practical use to the people of the Bayshore all the while exposing the coastal communities to the potential environmental impacts.”
Click HERE to view the resolution.