PennEast pipeline protest

On Sunday, protestors joined hands on a pedestrian bridge across the Delaware River as a sign of their efforts to stop the Penn East Pipeline Project.

On Sept. 14, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sent out a notice seeking public comment on the pipeline, a new 120-mile natural gas pipeline planned to run from Dallas Township in Luzerne County, PA to Hopewell Township in Mercer County N.J.

The pipeline would run under the Delaware River, as well as though communities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Opponents point to a myriad of natural resources that would be destroyed or disturbed by the pipeline.

For three years, opponents of the Penn East pipeline have fought to keep the project at bay.

"Toady we want to celebrate opposition to the PennEast pipeline," said Doug O'Malley, the director of Environment New Jersey, "the grassroots movement that called out FERC and PennEast's outrageous attack on our valley."

About Meg McGuire

Meg McGuire has been a journalist for 30 years in New York and Connecticut. She started in weekly newspapers and moved to full-time work in dailies 25 years ago. She knows about the tectonic changes in journalism firsthand, having been part of what was euphemistically called a "reduction in force" six years ago. Now she's working to find new ways to "do" the news as an independent online publisher of news about the Delaware River, its watershed and its people.

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