Take Action South Jersey Gas Pipeline
South Jersey Gas is proposing to put a high pressure natural gas pipeline through a portion of the Pinelands Forest Management Area. The proposal would place 22 miles of 24-inch pipeline through Atlantic, Cape May, and Cumberland Counties for the purpose of serving their customers outside the Pinelands boundary and providing the B.L. England Plant located in Beesley's Point, Cape May County with natural gas. This project violates the rules that protect the Pinelands and threatens the future of this region.
Vote on South Jersey Gas Pipeline!
Date: Feb. 24, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.
Location: Crowne Plaza Grand Ballroom, 2349 West Marlton Pike, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
The Pinelands Commission will hold their monthly meeting on February 24th at the Crowne Plaza Grand Ballroom. They intend to vote on whether or not to approve the application by South Jersey Gas to construct a high pressure pipeline through a protected portion of the Pinelands.
The vote will take place under agenda item #4 and section "A" Public Development Projects, Waivers of Strict Compliance & Remanded Items (Approving With Conditions Pinelands Development Application Number 2012-0056.001). Please note that you will not have a chance to speak before they vote. The Commission needs eight affirmative votes to move this project forward (there are a total of 15 Commissioners). A recusal counts as a "no" vote.
Please attend this meeting and plan on arrive early - by 7:30 a.m. if you can. The Commissioners need to see a packed room full of Pinelands supporters. They have to cast their vote in front of you.
Call us for more information 609-859-8860.
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Public comment ended February 8, 2017.
Here are some important documents submitted in opposition to this project.
Three original framers of the Pinelands Comprehensive Management Plan have written letters to the Commission calling on it to reject the South Jersey Gas pipeline. Terrence Moore was the founding Executive Director of the Commission, where he served for 20 years in drafting and implementing the CMP. John Stokes was the founding director of planning at the Commission, and later served as Executive Director. Robert McIntosh worked for the National Park Service on the creation of the Pinelands protection program and represented the Secretary of the Interior on the Pinelands Commission for many years.
Letter from Terry Moore
Letter from Robert McIntosh
Letter from John Stokes
Pinelands Preservation Alliance - Official Comments and Expert Reports Submitted in Opposition to the South Jersey Gas Project
Download our comments and expert reports submitted in opposition to the South Jersey Gas pipeline project here. We hope this helps inform you continued activism against this project.