PennEast claims natural gas is clean. We know the facts – there is nothing clean about it. Help Stop PennEast: http://ow.ly/kMRr30khfkx
Posted by ReThink Energy NJ on Thursday, May 31, 2018
More than 90 percent of New Jersey’s harmful air emissions from electric generation come from natural gas, a fossil fuel that emits CO2 when burned.
A recent study set off alarms by reporting that natural gas leaks have nearly doubled the climate impact of gas. Compounding natural gas issues, pipelines and compressor stations often leak methane, another harmful gas that can be up to 84 times more potent than CO2.
This is why we must look at proposed gas infrastructure projects with a critical eye. Many of them, like the PennEast pipeline, have proven unnecessary to meet energy demands now or in the foreseeable future.
Spending billions of dollars to build new gas infrastructure would increase unhealthy emissions, slow investments in wind and solar energy sources, and impede our efforts to fight the enormous threat of climate change. Gov. Murphy has put New Jersey on the path to achieve 100 percent clean energy by 2050, which means phasing out our dependence upon gas.
New Jersey already has 1,500 miles of pipelines. If you think the state needs more, think again.
According to a report published by New Jersey Conservation Foundation, the proposed PennEast pipeline is “a solution in search of a problem.”
Gas pipelines fail at surprisingly high rates, and one of the times when a pipeline is most likely to explode is within the first five years of being built.