Wednesday, June 27, 2012

No gas pipeline Under Liberty State Park, NJ

Photos: Liberty State Park ferries attract tourists and families, offer views and history July 12, 2012 by M.G. De Guzman/The Jersey Journal

Oh No They Won't, build this gas pipeline! No! Not Near Liberty State Park! Absolutely Not!

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Bayonne has broken ground
for spectra energy's natural gas pipeline. Friday July 27, 2012 by Rafal Rogoza/The Jersey Journal

[Update June 25 2012] Gas Main Ruptured! Pressure on ruptured gas main on Jersey City-Bayonne border is reduced, but repairs are ongoing. by Ron Zeitlinger/The Jersey Journal

This is the area, where spectra wants to cut across the east side of the Bayonne/Jersey City Border to go to New York City. That's why their gas pipeline goes under Liberty State Park. Preservation Also, I'm sure I read in one of these links under the Statue of Liberty, but can't find it now).

The problem is; that the eastern border of Bayonne And Jersey City is a peninsula and used to be a canal 100 years ago.

Not very stable earth.
Jersey City, New Jersey (See map). Hudson County under severe thunderstorm watch Saturday July 28, 2012 by Travis Fedschun/The Jersey Journal Areas like Hoboken and parts of Jersey City are urged to take special precautions because they are prone to flooding.

That's exactly where the Morris Canal was.

The Morris Canal stretched from Phillipsburg on the Delaware River at its western end to Jersey City on the Hudson River at its eastern end.

Building even more gas pipeline in this area is an ecological disaster, just waiting to happen.

One good explosion like in Nyack; (Heaven Forbid) and the whole area could break up and sink! [Update June 22 2012 Jersey City mayor says natural-gas explosion in Nyack is 'perfect example of dangers of spectra pipeline by Terrence T. McDonald/The Jersey Journal

Not kidding. Peninsulas are fragile. Especially an area where a canal has been filled in.

paen─źnsula "paene-": almost + "─źnsula": island; also called a byland or biland) is a piece of land that is bordered by water on three sides but connected to mainland.

spectra energy is seeking to rip the residents of New Jersey off, with  a 20-year lease on a nearly an acre of parkland that will house the pipe. 

The company, which received final federal approval for the pipeline on May 21, plans to pay the state about $2.3 million over the course of the lease. by Terrence T. McDonald/The Jersey Journal

Somebody's gotta be kidding!
The More I Find Out, the more I Know, that I was right in thinking this pipeline is a bad idea! It's not a good plan to run pipeline along shorelines and in densely populated areas.

What we need to do is replace and repair our old pipelines, not bring in more.

I definitely would not let spectra destroy the few remaining non-industrial parts of Jersey City!
NASA Temperature Data: 1880-2011

The comparison shows how Earth continues to experience higher temperatures than several decades ago.

The global average surface temperature in 2011 was the ninth warmest since 1880.

The finding sustains a trend that has seen the 21st century experience nine of the 10 warmest years in the modern meteorological record.

NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York released an analysis of how temperatures around the globe in 2011 compared to the average global temperature from the mid-20th century.

Rising sea levels are also a good reason not to allow spectra energy to build this pipeline on our NJ/NY coastlines.
Want to know what global warming looks like? Scientists say, check recent weather. July 04 2012 by The Associated Press