Federal regulators have begun the process to approve the NESE compressor station & Raritan Bay gas pipeline proposal by the end of this year. But New Jersey Governor Murphy and the Department of Environmental Protection can still stop the dangerous project by rejecting it crucial permits.
Join us for this critical public meeting to help stop the NESE compressor & win a moratorium on all new fossil fuel projects!
This event is part of the "Tour For a Fossil Fuel Moratorium", a series of 6 public forums beginning February 18th and running through early April. We'll hear from experts and community leaders on the front lines of the fights to stop the 12 new fossil fuel projects currently proposed throughout our state, how these developments would harm our water, air, land and climate, and articulate the scientific, economic and moral case for an immediate moratorium on fossil fuel development.
After Trump pulled the US out of the historic Paris Climate Agreement, Governor Murphy signed New Jersey onto the US Climate Alliance, a pledge to uphold the goals from Paris to limit global temperature increases to 1.5 degrees Celsius, and no higher than 2 degrees. We commend the Governor for this and other positive climate actions since taking office, but these climate commitments cannot be reached if his administration continues approving new, long term fossil fuel expansion projects. Simply put, if the Governor doesn't take immediate action to fight climate change by stopping new sources of green house gas pollution in NJ, and by implementing a real plan to reduce existing green house gases, then he will be putting thousands of lives and billions of dollars in economic damage at risk.
Governor Murphy has all the evidence and regulatory tools he needs to enact an emergency moratorium on fossil fuel development. It's up to us to educate, organize and build the political power we need to make him do it.
Please join us for this critical public forum on the urgent case for a moratorium on fossil fuel projects and the bold policy solutions we need to facilitate a rapid and fair transition to a New Jersey powered by 100% clean renewable energy.
The "Tour For a Fossil Fuel Moratorium" is being organized by the recently launched "Empower New Jersey: No Fossil Fuel Projects" campaign. You can view a list of the organizations endorsing participating in this campaign and our message to Governor Murphy here: https://www.cleanwateraction.org/sites/default/files/Empower%20NJ%20-%20Stop%20Fossil%20Fuels%20-%20Sign%20On%20Letter-%20Dec%202018_0.pdf