For almost two years, people have been asking, "Where the heck is Lambertville?" In August, Lambertville awoke when they learned that the pipeline not only threatened to cut through the reservoir's water pipe, but also that PennEast would be blasting within feet of the reservoir itself, threatening to cut off the town's water supply.
When Dodd Meacham got home, she called the man and learned that, without alerting her or any other landowner, the PennEast consortium had mapped out a route and planned to run a portion of the pipeline through her farm-assessed property in rural Hunterdon County not far from the Delaware River watershed.
Emails and documents obtained by DeSmog reveal that the U.S. Department of Trade has actively promoted and facilitated business deals for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry and export terminal owners, even before some of the terminals have the federal regulatory agency permits needed to open for business.
On a Tuesday evening in late July, Dr. Tullis Onstott, Professor of Geosciences at Princeton University -- and in 2007 named one of TIME Magazine's most influential people in the world -- stood in front of the Hopewell Township, New Jersey, Board of Health and swore under oath to "tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth."
In the Delaware Riverkeeper v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) case, judges ruled that a continuous pipeline project cannot be segmented into multiple parts to avoid a comprehensive National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review. This is what Kinder Morgan proposed and did for its Northeast Upgrade Project.