On Monday, October 14, the mayor and council of Princeton issued a resolution supporting the recent permit denials by New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection for the Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) project and proposed PennEast pipeline.
In June 2019, the NJDEP denied three key permits for the NESE project, and in October 2019, denied PennEast’s permit application.
In the resolution, Mayor Liz Lempert and the council oppose the construction of the PennEast pipeline and NESE projects and urge its representatives in the New Jersey Legislature and the U.S. Congress to oppose the projects. They also oppose the construction of a compressor station on any location in and around Princeton.
Additionally, the mayor and council urge NJDEP to continue to deny any and all permits for the PennEast pipeline and NESE projects.