Williams Transco Notifies FERC It Will Not Seek Further Extension of Federal Approval For NESE Fossil Gas Pipeline Project

Newark, New Jersey – Eastern Environmental Law Center (“EELC”) is pleased to share that Williams Transco has formally notified regulators that it will not seek further extension of federal approval for the “Northeast Supply Enhancement” (“NESE”) fossil gas pipeline project before that approval expires in May.  NESE was designed to expand Transco’s existing fossil gas […]

Season’s Greetings from EELC

December 2023 Dear Friends, Our Board and staff wish you a happy holiday season.  Thank you for helping us help the public advocate for clean air, water, and energy, environmental justice, and open space.   This year we are fundraising so that we can devote a full-time attorney to clean energy solutions, including the challenging development […]

A win for the Musconetcong River Watershed

In a win for EELC’s client, Musconetcong Watershed Association the Appellate Division of the NJ Superior Court issued an important published decision on clarifying the interrelated processes environmental advocates and other “third-party” challengers must follow when requesting an adjudicatory hearing of NJDEP permit decisions and appealing those decisions.  In Musconetcong Watershed Ass’n v. NJDEP, Docket No. […]

Eastern Environmental Law Center supports Clean Water Action’s Warehouse Convening Event

On June 24, 2023, Clean Water Action hosted a Warehouse Convening, which gathered advocates and stakeholders from across New Jersey that work for change in the siting and operations of warehouses. EELC produced a Fighting Warehouses FAQ in coordination with Clean Water Action to help community members understand some of the legal requirements for proposed […]

EELC submits letter of protest to FERC regarding NESE

EELC recently submitted a joint protest letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on behalf of clients Central Jersey Safe Energy Coalition, Food & Water Watch, NY/NJ Baykeeper, and Princeton Manor Homeowners’ Association, opposing Transco’s second request for extension of time to build the unnecessary and environmentally disastrous Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) project. EELC […]

Welcome Spring!

Welcome Spring!   Greetings from Eastern Environmental Law Center! We hope this newsletter finds you and yours staying safe and healthy. Here’s a sample of what EELC’s been up to this year so far:   Meet Kaitlin, our new staff attorney! We’re thrilled to welcome Kaitlin Morrison, EELC’s newest staff attorney, to our team! Prior […]

American River to screen at NJPAC

  The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) will screen American River, a feature-length documentary by Chatham filmmaker Scott Morris, in its largest theater, Prudential Hall, on Friday, January 20, 2023 7:00 PM. General Admission Tickets, $5, are Available at njpac.org. American River is an exciting cinematic adventure about an ambitious 4-day kayak trip down the Passaic […]

Giving Thanks

Dear Friends, We want to celebrate the year’s achievements with you and share the spirit of the holidays. We are also requesting your financial support so that we can continue our fight to protect New Jersey’s environment. There is much unmet need for our legal services, and we turn down requests because we do not […]

EELC submits comment to NJDEP regarding 2020 Environmental Justice Law

EELC recently submitted a comment to New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection on behalf of the New Jersey Progressive Equitable Energy Coalition (“NJPEEC”) regarding the 2020 Environmental Justice Law. The law requires NJDEP to evaluate the environmental and public health impacts of certain facilities on overburdened communities when reviewing certain permit applications. While supportive of […]

EELC files amici curiae brief in support of DEP’s 2020 C-1 upgrades

On July 20, 2022, the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division, issued an Opinion affirming the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (“DEP’s”) adoption of amendments to the Surface Water Quality Standards upgrading approximately 600 miles of streams and rivers around the state to Category One (“C-1”) antidegradation status.  These “C-1 Upgrades,” adopted in April […]