Monday, June 29, 2015

Pipelines Across New Jersey

Pipelines are one of the current issues in New Jersey Conservation.

Rosemont is a place where the New Jersey Conservation Foundation has been preserving farmland and open space for over 30 years, the the group Preservation New Jersey has named the Rosemont Rural Agricultural District to its "10 Most Endangered" sites. It is only one of a number of historic properties throughout the state threatened by proposed gas pipelines.

The PennEast Pipeline has been proposed to transport fracked natural gas from Luzerne County, Pa., to a point near Trenton. It would cut through the Rosemont Rural Agricultural District

Other endangered sites include parts of Burlington, Ocean and Monmouth counties along the proposed route of a New Jersey Natural Gas pipeline; parts of Somerset, Hunterdon and Mercer counties that would be crossed by the Transcontinental (TRANSCO) pipeline; and parts of Passaic and Bergen counties along the proposed route of the Tennessee Gas pipeline.

Preservation New Jersey considers these pipelines to be "a short-term solution to a long-term energy supply problem. The negative effects on New Jersey's historical and natural resources will be permanent."

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