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Old 09-13-2010, 11:40 PM
 
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Hi All,

I originally grew up in Jersey City and after hearing the news of the San Francisco gas pipeline explosion - PG&E ordered to inspect gas pipeline after blast | Reuters , I remember hearing about a project to construct a huge 30 inch gas pipeline through jersey city to provide gas to NYC and thought to myself - jersey city is screwed. The proposed route will be passing through downtown newport area and is sure to stop all new development in that area. Who wants to build next to a 30 inch pipe with gas at a pressure of 800 psi? =\

Did some googling and found the site: Jersey City NO Gas Pipeline Site has some great information. I think all jersey city residents, past and present, need to say enough is enough and I will no longer be NYC's *****.

There's been tons of discussion on this topic in other forums:
Kannekt - Forum - Jersey City General Discussion - Gas Pipeline Through Jersey City

AND

Jersey City List - HUGE GAS LINE COMING? Companies look to run natural gas pipeline through Jersey City [Message Forum - General discussion]

Thought I'll start one here. With the inherent explosion risks, health risks from construction and possible water contamination, lowering of property values, and the fact that jersey city is getting nothing from this pipeline, why is this even being considered by FERC (the agency that approves this stuff)?

What do you all think?
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Old 09-14-2010, 01:36 AM
 
Location: NJ & NV
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That would be a great place for it. Most of what happens in J City doesn't make sense anyway so it would fit right in, and what an improvement, assuming no one gets hurt of course.
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Old 09-14-2010, 06:42 AM
 
Location: NJT 14C
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It's not even built yet and you're already talking about it exploding, lol.
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Old 09-14-2010, 09:02 AM
 
Location: New York
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That explosion was crazy though.
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Old 09-14-2010, 09:59 AM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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I doubt it will get built , Staten Island , Bayonne , JC and Manhattan all oppose it , it passes by critical infastrature.
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Old 09-14-2010, 11:15 AM
 
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Building a gas pipeline in NJ to benefit NYC?

This kind of reminds me of PSEG's Susquehanna-Roseland power line project...build giant towers in NJ so they can benefit by selling power to NYC at a rate much higher than they could charge in NJ.
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Old 09-14-2010, 03:20 PM
 
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I doubt it will get built , Staten Island , Bayonne , JC and Manhattan all oppose it , it passes by critical infastrature.
Spectra is claiming eminent domain. =\ I don't think it's up to any of the parties you mentioned. It's up to the Spectra energy shareholders
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Old 09-14-2010, 03:34 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Spectra is claiming eminent domain. =\ I don't think it's up to any of the parties you mentioned. It's up to the Spectra energy shareholders
If a City doesn't want it , then Spectra can't build it. 4 Cities don't want it , Homeland Security will get involved on this one due to all the infastrature it goes near. I talked to a republican politician he said the Governor is looking to have it rerouted on the water parts.
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Old 09-14-2010, 03:47 PM
 
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If a City doesn't want it , then Spectra can't build it. 4 Cities don't want it , Homeland Security will get involved on this one due to all the infastrature it goes near. I talked to a republican politician he said the Governor is looking to have it rerouted on the water parts.
Good to know. Which politician did you talk to? From what I understand, the city has to declare themselves as an intervener.
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Old 09-14-2010, 03:53 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Good to know. Which politician did you talk to? From what I understand, the city has to declare themselves as an intervener.
Bob Schroeder , i told him about my concerns and why no one on the state level is addressing this. He told me there aware of it and a few other non-NJ benefiting projects. I will go talk to him again today.
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