The New Jersey Supreme Court revoked the permit for the Tennessee Gas Pipeline’s (TGP) East 300 expansion project in the Highlands Preservation Area of North Jersey. However, in defiance of the court’s decision, Gov. Murphy and state regulators have allowed unpermitted construction while the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) is considering reissuing the same invalid permit. This undermines not only the court’s ruling but also the Highlands Preservation Act that is vital for safeguarding New Jersey’s drinking water supplies.
The Highlands, which covers nearly 400,000 acres of land, plays a crucial role in providing clean drinking water to more than half the state’s population. The TGP project’s intrusion into this ecologically sensitive region poses a threat to these resources, as well as to air quality. New Jersey is already grappling with air pollution and its associated health risks, and allowing the expansion to proceed will only exacerbate these problems. It is incumbent upon NJDEP to heed the court’s ruling, halt the illegal construction, and reject any further permits for TGP, thereby protecting the Highlands, drinking water supplies, and the health of the state’s residents.
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