Stop The Toxic Gas Compressors

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company (TGP) is proposing to expand their fracked gas pipeline system that runs through North Jersey by building new gas compressor stations in West Milford and doing a major expansion of the existing compressor in Wantage that would more than triple the size of the facility already polluting the community. Compressor stations are industrial sites as loud as jet engines that regularly release frackes gas and other volatile compounds into the air. This increased gas capacity, all NY, is not needed. It’s time to say “NO” to out-of-state corporate polluting schemes!

Governor Murphy has made bold commitments to lower emissions and fight the climate crisis, yet he has been silent on this major and unnecessary fracked gas compressor expansion project while state and federal regulators have greenlit permit after permit.

Governor Murphy CAN stop the North Jersey Compressor Expansion project, but we are running out of time. Only one critical permit remains pending and TGP has applied to begin construction later this fall!

We need all hands on deck NOW to call on Governor Murphy to stop this project.

Please Call Governor Murphy's office and tell him to stop the North Jersey Compressor Expansion Proposal!


Talking Points

This so called "East 300 Upgrade" is not routine maintence, but a major fossil fuel expansion project. They plan to build additional compressor stations - industrial sites that pressurize fracked gas - to push even more gas at higher pressures through an aging 65-year-old pipeline that runs through dozens of New Jersey communities and water bodies, all to deliver more dirty fuel to New York at the expense of the health and safety of North Jersey communities.

This proposal includes:

  • An additional gas-fired compressor at their existing compressor station in Wantage, more than tripling the size of the existing polluting facility.

  • A new compressor in the West Milford Highlands right next to the Monksville Reservoir.

  • An additional compressor at the facility in Susquehanna County, PA.

The fight isn't over. We can still stop this dangerous project.

Governor Murphy has the authority to direct the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to reject permits for this project to protect the health and safety of NJ residents. Residents, organizations, and elected leaders at every level of government must call on him to do so. Can you take action with us?