Environmental groups argue against pipeline application

Thomas Bias
Sparta Independent

HARDYSTON — An application by the Tennessee Gas Pipeline, Inc., to draw water out of existing wells so the company can lay pipeline for the Northeast Upgrade Project was met with some stiff opposition at a public hearing this week.

On Monday morning, The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection heard public comments at a public hearing in Hardyston regarding five dewatering applications filed with the state in May.

The overall objective of the project is to transport natural gas from the wellheads in Pennsylvania to destinations in New Jersey.

These applications were to dewater — to take water out of existing wells and trenches so the company to excavate and lay a natural gas pipeline.

The applications were for Wantage and Montague Townships in Sussex County, West Milford Township and Ringwood Boro in Passaic County, and Mahwah Township in Bergen County.

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