As residents of the Princeton Ridge deal with the planned addition to the Williams/Transco company pipeline, another natural gas pipeline project is being proposed for an area of Hopewell Township. PennEast Pipeline Company LLC has announced plans to run a 30-inch wide line through portions of Mercer and Hunterdon counties if its $1 billion proposal is approved by the federal government.
Natural gas would be carried from a distribution center north of Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania through four counties in that state before crossing the Delaware River into New Jersey. It would run parallel to the Williams/Transco pipeline.
The New Jersey branch of the Sierra Club has voiced opposition to the proposal, which they say would promote fracking.