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Pinelands Urgent Action: Email Comment Today Before Final Vote

January 9, 2014

Urgent Flood of Emails Needed to Federal Rep opposing Pinelands Pipeline!

 This Friday, January 10 the Pinelands Commission will vote on whether or not to allow the massive new South Jersey Gas pipeline through the New Jersey Pinelands Forest Area, violating a ban on this kind of destructive pipeline and ruining irreplaceable, invaluable and unique Pinelands forest assets. The fight to save the Pinelands from this intrusion has been hard fought and it is now down to the wire.  The vote can go either way.

From Delaware Riverkeeper Network — on behalf of the entire movement to prevent this destructive fracked gas pipeline through the unique, and legally preserved, ecosystem of the Pinelands — note: anyone can comment!

This is where you come in. Please take a moment to email the federal representative on the Commission to say “Vote NO on the South Jersey Pipeline”.  The Dept. of the Interior’s representative works for the National Park Service (NPS) and represents the federal government, – the Dept. of the Interior – on the Commission.  These agencies were instrumental in forming the Pinelands reserve 35 years ago. They need to know you want these precious resources protected, for REAL. The federal representative could hold the deciding vote – let’s make sure they hear from us in a BIG way.

If you can make it to the meeting Friday, go here for details – the more people who stand up for the Pinelands on Friday, the more likely the unlawful Memorandum of Agreement will be voted down.  The meeting begins at 9:30 AM on January 10th, 2014 at the Richard J. Sullivan Center, 15C Springfield Road, New Lisbon, New Jersey 08064.

Please email Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior, and the National Park Service NOW to urge the federal rep to oppose the Pinelands pipeline and vote NO on this historic vote.

Send a letter with a click.

(NOTE: Some people are getting an “invalid” message delivered back from Sec’y Jewell. We [DRN] tested it again this morning with a request for a delivery confirmation and got back a notice that it was successfully delivered AND a message that it was invalid separately. We have built redundancy into the emails by providing another DOI email address that is a blind cc and the NPS address so we are pretty certain the emails are going to both the DOI and the NPS.

Sorry for any confusion. It may be a response to all the emails they are getting from many groups doing action alerts on this at this critical time…so please take action and know that at least 2 of the addresses (DOI and NPS) are receiving the emails we are sending. Thank you!) — update from Tracy Carluccio at DRN.

Thanks to DRN and to all the individuals and groups who are stepping up right now in this urgent, important campaign.

  1. January 9, 2014 12:21 pm

    Done. Sent email with this intro to text done by DRN: “Please pay attention to all these communications from PA residents like me. Even though this pipeline in not in my area, we are in solidarity across the state to stop this sort of destructive development for fossil fuels we should be leaving in the ground in the era of global warming and climate change that threatens the future of our world. Do what you can within your mandate to protect the Pinelands, and know that in doing so you also act to protect the Earth and future generations from the last, cruel effects of the fossil fuel era.”

    • Iris Marie Bloom permalink
      January 10, 2014 2:59 pm

      Beautifully put, Stephen and all who have committed themselves to this victorious outpouring! See today’s (January 10, 2014) post about our excellent and hard-fought win for the Pinelands, for climate, for air and water, for the people. You all helped, and your voices matter.

  2. Patti Miller permalink
    January 9, 2014 12:36 pm

    when i tried to submit his, it keeps coming back with a message the page at delawarerive…Invalid address

    It is not accepting the submission. I thought you may want to know.


    Patti Miller Panorama at the Peak – Farm Fresh Dining 304.258.0050

  3. January 9, 2014 12:42 pm

    My comment was accepted right away, so something quirky is happening.

  4. January 9, 2014 1:57 pm

    I have just sent the request. The more people that speak up, the louder the voice. CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW ?

  5. Temma Fishman permalink
    January 9, 2014 4:36 pm

    It would be a great travesty to allow the pipeline project proposed by SJ Gas to invade the precious and irreplaceable Pinelands. Save the Pinelands and say NO to the MOA!

  6. Georgina permalink
    January 9, 2014 4:40 pm

    There has not been a comprehensive environmental study done on the impact of a high pressure 24 inch gas pipeline over 17 trillion gals of pure water and 1.1 m acres of a unique biosphere. The only science accepted by the Pinelands Commission staff was from the gas industry. Ask a barber if u need a haircut! Vote No to this travesty of nature.



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