Dante DiPirro, Mr. Sustainable and an environmental lawyer, opposes the fossil fuel industry’s proposed Penn East pipeline under the Delaware River and through environmentally sensitive areas of Hunterdon and Mercer Counties. The Delaware River is no place for a pipeline given that the river is an important source of drinking water, a key ecosystem, and a valued place of recreation and beauty for residents. Second, the Sourland Mountains — the largest contiguous forest in central New Jersey — and the other environmentally sensitive areas and open space that would be dug up to install a pipeline must be protected from the massive construction work planned, and must be kept free of the environmental risk that operating such a pipeline would entail. Third, and more fundamentally, the installation of new pipelines is an attempt of the dying fossil fuel industry to extend the burning of unclean fuels, and delay our move to the clean energy economy lead by innovative solar and wind power, and as such must be actively opposed as bad public policy– bad for progress, bad for health, and bad for the environment.
For more information including a map showing the proposed route and list of ways to oppose the project, see http://www.centraljersey.com/articles/2014/09/29/the_beacon/featured/doc54231a0261c5b608063766.txt