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Senator Van Drew -who do you represent?


Feb 20, 2014

Senator Jeff Van Drew
State House
125 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625-1101

Dear Senator Van Drew,

The South Jersey Gas pipeline proposal is wrong for local community,
our environment, and the clean energy future of New Jersey.  This
pipeline does not serve the needs of the Pinelands; instead the region
will see more air and water pollution from the project and little of
the electricity or gas.

The ignorance of the general public is understandable. Ordinary
citizens don't have the responsibility to educate themselves on matters
of public policy.
Elected officials have this responsibility as they make decisions that
impact people and in the Planet.

Senator Van Drew  are you aware of the frequent explosions of
gas pipelines?
Are you aware of the contamination of people's drinking water by the
fracking chemicals?
Do you realize the seriousness of Global warming?
Are you concerned about the health impact of the ultrafine particles that will be emitted 24/7/365 if BL England gets their pipeline?

You
should do some serious study of these issues before leading
this Greed driven, morally bankrupt pipeline insanity.
Christie did his evil best to bring incredible profits to SJ Gas as
well as service the fossil fuel trafficking, kingpin Koch bros in his
quest for campaign $$$.
Have you any concern for the health and well-being of your constituents
and the Planet.
Prove it if you can?
Stop perpetuating the worse stereotypes concerning your profession.

Please join NJ Governors Byrne, Kean, Florio and Whitman and a number
of your colleagues in the Legislature in opposing this pipeline and
ensuring the internationally significant Pinelands area is not
sacrificed for the convenience of a commercial energy firm.  Protect
the Pinelands region and the environment of our local community for
future generations.

Sincerely,

Dr. Steven Fenichel
2117 Bay Ave
Ocean City, NJ 08226-2741
(609) 398-1934




vic February 21, 2014 at 01:03 AM
senator van drew represents me and a majority of the citizens in cape may county who believe that a 2nd gas pipeline is vitally needed as a resource in case the one and only pipeline that we currently have in cape may county becomes incapacitated. this need trumps any potential threat, real or fictional, that this 2nd pipeline could possibly cause to the environment. sorry, fenichel, but you are in the minority on this issue.
CleanOC February 21, 2014 at 05:50 AM
I have an idea. Mr. Fenichel. Turn off all your power and stop bathing and eat only what you gather or kill. Then let's see how fast you change your pompous attitude. I completely agree with Senator Van Drew and think gas is far better than the coal.
Carey Lowrey February 21, 2014 at 09:37 AM
Perhaps a middle ground is warranted, the histronics of some on the risks of gaslines to the Pinelands needs to be offset by other needs of society and the region. South Jersey is great need of economic stimulation which the pipeline and then the ongoing operation would assist in. That must be weighed with the true risks to the environment and the journey society is on to reduce emmissions and dangers to the environment. Wow, perhaps each side could talk and set aside the name calling.
vic February 21, 2014 at 10:37 AM
this is not name calling, just a fact. carey sounds like someone who is afraid to take a stand.
Carey Lowrey February 21, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Vic, thanks for making my point. think about it for a moment.
vic February 21, 2014 at 11:28 AM
I did. that's why I was able to come up with an opinion.
Carey Lowrey February 21, 2014 at 11:31 AM
Glad you have it all figured out...great dialogue on the issue.
steve fenichel February 22, 2014 at 11:53 AM
Our local Klansmen hide their hate-filled venom by using false names. They only don their gowns and hoods on special occasions far from view until they can once again march publicly as in the recent past. When unmasked their members included government officials, police, judges and other "Pillars" of the community. When our local cowards are unmasked no one should be surprised to see the same cast of characters. The energy of this Klavern is as old as human history. Like Vampires the Light instantly destroys them and their lies.
Carey Lowrey February 22, 2014 at 03:09 PM
Little too much ??? Today?
Virgil Harris February 23, 2014 at 03:05 AM
Jeff Van Drew was with McGreevey when he was receiving gay fellatio on Cape May beach!
Fred Reed February 26, 2014 at 02:43 PM
Dr. Steve railed against the coal burning plant at Beesley's Point and then fought it's conversion to natural gas? I agree with Carey- we live in a utilitarian society where we should be striving for the greatest good for the greatest amount of people. Natural gas does have some negatives, but it is much, much better for the environment than burning coal... Dr Steve's wife poo-poo'd the loss of jobs, but converting to gas will save 75 jobs in a county that has one of the highest unemployment rates in the states... As for UFP pollutant being produced in the form of methane gas, show me the data on how much UFP pollution will be added by BL England over what is already produced by cars, buses, sewage treatment plant, airplanes, and decaying organic matter in the wetlands. Otherwise, it's just more methane. As for the "frequent" explosions, facts show that is untrue and just another "scare tactic". We need to learn how to engage in a civil discussion without calling each other names like "Klansmen"... Just saying...
Eric Sauder February 26, 2014 at 03:13 PM
The solution as I see it is multi fold. Require that for any new power plant or an upgrade to an existing plant a certain percentage of energy output be produced from renewable energy. That would help cut down on the pollution coming from coal and natural gas plants. And it would be a first step towards transitioning to renewable clean energy. Also that we get serious about solar energy and offer incentives to make it more affordable to homeowners. There is no reason why we can't generate more of our own energy. Finally that they offer incentives for making our homes more efficient. We waste far too much energy. I too am concerned about what the extraction and burning of fossil fuels is doing to our environment and to our health. The thing of it is we CAN do something about it and we SHOULD do something about it. It might work to the benefit of the energy industry to keep a corner on power generation but it does not work to our advantage.

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