Above is a link to the slides from the West Amwell Citizens Against the Pipeline meeting that was held this past Wednesday. We had a good sized crowd, and were graced by Mayor Dale, Committeeman Cally, and a representative of the West Amwell Police Department.
The capsule summary – PennEast will almost certainly be approved for eminent domain by the federal government any day now. But only for survey access and condemnation proceedings, not actual construction. This walks through exactly what that means, and what everyone can do to help stop this thing (yes, we can still probably stop it!).
Our police representative indicated that law enforcement in Hunterdon County in general is well aware of PennEast and the pending FERC decision, and are watching the situation closely. If there’s anyone on your land you object to or don’t know, call 911 and the police will be there in a jiffy to help you sort it out. They know what ID and paperwork to check for, and we’ve warmed them that PennEast might try to initiate surveys before they have actual legal approval to do so.
What You Can Do
Contact the Murphy Transition team, NJDEP, and Delaware River Basin Commission and tell them that this project is not needed, will be extraordinarily harmful, and will turn the lives of untold residents upside down though eminent domain takings of their land rights by the federal government and intensive construction (including blasting).
The Transition team’s website is here:
And here is the transition team contact information: