Franklin Township: Councilwoman and Task Force Discuss Potential Dangers of Proposed Gas Compressor Station

SOMERSET, NJ – Councilwoman Rozalyn Sherman (Ward 2) and the Franklin Township Task Force held an informational session at Somerset Run alerting residents to the proposed gas compressor station scheduled to be constructed in town next year, by Williams/Transco.

Health Risks of Compressor Stations

“If people knew what I know about natural gas, we would all be moving away from natural gas as quickly as possible.”

 

Alarm and a Call to Write to the NJDEP – Williams/Transco Continues to Mislead the Public

In a letter to the editor on May 2, 2017, we provide examples of the incomplete and misleading information provided by Williams/Transco to the public about the Northeast Supply Enhancement Project (NESE).

Monthly Meeting Update of Franklin Township Task Force on Compressor Station 206 and NESE

SOMERSET, NJ – Each month, the Task Force meets at the Municipal Building, and all who want to be informed, get involved and share insights are welcome and encouraged to attend and participate. Meetings start at 7:00 PM in Council Chambers on the fourth Thursday of each month (except it will be the 5 th Thursday this November).

Area Residents Discuss Strategy To Block Trap Rock Quarry Gas Pipeline Project

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – When it comes to blocking Williams’ Northeast Supply Enhancement project and proposed natural gas Compressor Station 206, which would be located near Trap Rock Industries’ Kingston quarry, numbers count, according to a panel of state environmental activists.

 

Why Should We Believe that Williams-Transco Won’t Expand Compressor Station 206 if it is Approved?

Compressor Station 206 is proposed to be built on a 52-acre site with additional land to build an access road. The company, Williams-Transco, noted that they needed at least 10 acres when they looked for a site for this part of their Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) project.

What will gas Power facility mean for Old Bridge

Who will they try to buy-off next? Williams-Transco’s Northeast Supply Enhancement Project (NESE): Economic Report by Rutgers & Other Ways this Company Tries to Influence Perceptions

Apparently, it is worth millions to Williams to shift the focus from the dangers, risks and damage of the expansion of natural gas infrastructure to local projects that benefit from their money and to contract for a study of economic impacts that omits costs of negative consequences.

New Jersey Buddhist Vihara – Impact of Compressor Station 206

The New Jersey Buddhist Vihara and Meditation Center is an serene and peaceful site of worship and reflection for hundreds of daily visitors from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, and Delaware. Its iconic statue, vibrant community, and wooded meditation trail create a contemplative place surrounded by nature where people of all ages and faiths come to meditate, reflect, and practice Buddhism.


</blockquote class=”embedly-card> Buddhist Vihara and Meditation Center, Franklin NJ. Watch a video that explains the impact of Compressor Station 206.

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 11 2017

 

Opposition to Compressor Station grows.

Princeton, NJ.  For the past year, Central Jersey Safe Energy Coalition (SAFERNj.org) has been in the center of the fight to stop a new pipeline infrastructure proposal in New Jersey called the Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE).  Williams-Transco, the Oklahoma based Natural Gas Infrastructure Company has filed a formal application with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the government agency that regulates interstate pipeline projects, seeking approval for this project.   Williams-Transco’s proposal includes building a 32000 HP natural gas powered compressor station in Franklin NJ, as well as 23 miles of offshore pipeline in Lower New York Bay and 3.5 miles of 26” pipe in Middlesex County, New Jersey. Read the complete Press Release.

Download a copy of the press release.

 

Williams Partners’ Transco Pipeline Seeks FERC Approval for Northeast Supply Enhancement Project to Serve Growing Demand for Natural Gas in Northeastern U.S.

Monday, March 27, 2017 8:00 am EDT Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE:WPZ) announced today that Transco has filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) seeking authorization for its Northeast Supply Enhancement project, which would create 400,000 dekatherms per day of incremental firm transportation capacity to markets in the northeastern United States for the 2019/2020 winter heating season.

Franklin Township Council Endorses Resolution to Oppose Gas Compressor Station

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – The Environmental Commission officially adopted a resolution on March 6, opposing the installation of a gas powered compressor station and the township council endorsed it on Wednesday, March 15.

The compressor station is part of the Northeast Supply Enhancement Project (NESE), which includes plans for building miles of pipeline under the Raritan Bay to increase the gas supply to residents outside of New Jersey.

Continue reading from Tapinto article.

South Brunswick township responds to Williams Draft Resource Report on NESE

In response to Williams Draft Resource Report on the NESE, Mayor of the township of South Brunswick wrote to FERC Commissioner Kimberly Boss, expressing serious concerns regarding noise, safety and other environmental hazards.

Mayor Mr. Frank Gambatese also requested FERC to add South Brunswick Environmental Commission to the stakeholders list. Below is the excerpts from the letter. Please click to view full letter.

 

Letter from Mayor of South Brunswick to FERC

Letter from Mayor of South Brunswick to FERC

Montgomery Township Committee Resolution

Franklin Board of Health resolutions

Princeton Manor Homeowners’ Association Holds 2nd Forum for Proposed Williams/Transco Natural Gas Compressor Station #206

Franklin Township: Samadhi Buddha Statue Declared Cultural Landmark by Township Council Proclamation

Bonnie Watson Coleman asks for review of the NESE Project

N.J. state, local leaders stand against Transco gas pipeline

Stop the FERC Filling Process for Williams Transco Northeast Supply Enhancement

CJSEC raises concerns about Williams resource report

Why become and Intervener

 

South Brunswick to Feds: Include Us in Transco Pipeline Decision-Making

South Brunswick Township Compressor Station Task Force

 

Site chosen for controversial compressor station in Franklin

Updated: Site Is Picked For Williams-Transco Gas Compressor Station – The Franklin Reporter & Advocate

A 52-acre parcel near the intersection of Routes 27 and 518 has been selected as the location for the Williams-Transco gas compressor station project. The site was selected over another option because it minimizes the effects of the compressor station on the environment and on nearby residents by about 80 percent, a company spokesman said.

Williams-Transco Originally Eyed Six Parcels For Gas Compressor – The Franklin Reporter & Advocate

The company wishing to build a gas compressor station in Franklin initially eyed six potential locations in the township and South Brunswick, a federal filing shows. The Williams Companies’ Transco affiliate is planning to build the 32,000-horsepower natural gas-powered station on a 52-acre parcel near the intersection of Routes 27 and 518.


Area Residents Discuss Strategy To Block Trap Rock Quarry Gas Pipeline Project

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – When it comes to blocking Williams’ Northeast Supply Enhancement project and proposed natural gas Compressor Station 206, which would be located near Trap Rock Industries’ Kingston quarry, numbers count, according to a panel of state environmental activists.