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

Isn't this area protected because it's part of a National Monument and an Historical Site?

On June 08 2012, a state commission approved spectra energy’s proposal to run a section of the Houston energy giant’s controversial natural gas pipeline below ground in Liberty State Park in Jersey City. Gas pipeline to be put under Liberty State Park in Jersey City NJ. spectra energy wins state approval Friday June 08 2012 by Terrence T. McDonald/The Jersey Journal


Not Near Liberty State Park!

Absolutely Not!

Are they, spectra and those making money from the gas pipeline trying to destroy us completely?

Liberty State Park Area; Not, The Place For This Pipeline!

Contact Elected Officials Call, e-mail, or mail U.S. state and federal elected officials and government agencies

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spectra pipeline to go through Jersey City, Bayonne, Hoboken. gets okay from feds Tuesday May 22 2012 by 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 it goes under Liberty State Park (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).

Bayonne Hoboken prepare for flooding as major storm hits Hudson County Thursday July 26 2012  by Matthew McNab/The Jersey Journal

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.


"paene-": almost + "īnsula": 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 is cutting corners. Trying to make money at our expense. They throw us crumbs. Like the promise of a job. And destroy where we live! I don't think so!

It's bad enough they're even being allowed to build this pipeline!

spectra knows that they can stay along the shore line, on the West side of Bayonne's Peninsula and continue building the pipeline up the back of New Jersey Route 440 But that's the long route. spectra wants to use a short-cut!

Rt 440 was all paint factories 100 years ago. That area is totally gone. But Liberty State Park area is heavily populated and an American Treasure!

Rt. 440 is an 8.18-mile (13.16 km) four-lane divided highway in Hudson County running from the Bayonne Bridge in Bayonne to US Route 1/9 Truck in Jersey City.

These two segments are connected by New York State Route 440, which runs across Staten Island.


spectra energy was seeking 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.

Video from diary by Kossack Lefty Coaster "It's scary, it's petrifying. Are you kidding? You can't think about it"

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.

Want to know what global warming looks like?
Scientists say, check recent weather. July 04 2012 by The Associated Press

Rising sea levels are also a good reason not to allow spectra energy to build this pipeline on our NJ/NY coastlines.


Stop Spectra!

I definitely would not let spectra destroy the few remaining non-industrial parts of Jersey City!


[Updated 3/21/12] Mountaintop Removal, Strip And Longwall Mining, Gas Fracking Are-An American Tragedy!

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Originally posted to rebel ga on Sun Jun 10, 2012 at 07:30 AM PDT.

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  •  Tip Jar (14+ / 0-)

    Brought To You By That Crazed Sociologist/Media Fanatic rebel ga Be The Change You Want To See In The World! Gandhi

    by rebel ga on Sun Jun 10, 2012 at 07:30:06 AM PDT

  •  Years and years and years ago (5+ / 0-)
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    weck, rubyr, joe wobblie, IreGyre, peptabysmal

    a gas pipeline company was planning a line all the way from Alberta, CA across the continent and diagonally down across VT through the tiny village of Rockingham, and under the Connecticut River, across my town of 5000, more specifically under the playground at the elementary school.

    They knocked on doors in my neighborhood and showed people a paper giving them the right-of-way to take and use any property within a mile and a half on either side of the line and right up my driveway. The people with the papers told my logger neighbor that they were from the US Geological survey and just "surveying -that's what they do." They for some reason told me and the elderly housewife next door the truth, they were from the pipeline company, but there was nothing to worry about and nothing to see here. They specifically said in response to my question, "these things never blow up."  

    The nearest shut-off valve for this thing under the school would have been 30 miles away, in Keene. Well that same week a pipeline did blow up, but not around here and not very big news...
    The local Gas Company guy in Rockingham was so incensed about the whole project that he also came to my door, and by his efforts the surrounding community made enough squabbling noise about it that some of the investors got cold feet and withdrew. I still attribute the stopping of it to that gas man back in the 90s.

    •  Thank You nuclear winter solstice! (2+ / 0-)

      You said it all nws, in one paragraph! In one sentence!

      they were from the pipeline company, but there was nothing to worry about and nothing to see here. They specifically said in response to my question, "these things never blow up".
      Jersey City Mayor Healey and others have tried to stop this pipeline, but spectra got federal approval.

      I imagine this will go to a higher court before it's decided.

      spectra is trying to con us all, with talk of jobs and replacing five miles of old gas pipeline (that they should be required to replace anyway, if it belongs to them). And showing the map of its route from Staten Island through Bayonne.  

      The thing is, the gas pipeline would be put in a totally industrial area from Staten Island through Bayonne. So polluted there's little that could make it much worse.

      But Jersey City is a totally different story.

      In Jersey City most of the brownfields and former industrial areas are no longer there and it's mostly residential except maybe some parts of the route 440 that runs along what is commonly called;the "back Highway", in Jersey City, Hudson County

      They want to run the pipeline past Liberty Square Park to NYC?

      The whole pipeline idea is bull and they're trying to convince the public that it's ok by showing them where they're going to build it in Bayonne. See just added link at top of page for photos.

      Thank you again nws for your great comment.

      I was up all night writing this diary so I just woke up.

      I got so mad when I saw they want to put this under Liberty State Park!
      One of the few parks that people can actually use in Jersey City and Liberty Science Center is great too! And Liberty Island, where the Statue of Liberty is located. This is where they want to put a huge gas pipeline!

      Are the politicians and feds, who approved spectra gas pipeline crazy?

      Brought To You By That Crazed Sociologist/Media Fanatic rebel ga Be The Change You Want To See In The World! Gandhi

      by rebel ga on Sun Jun 10, 2012 at 02:28:29 PM PDT

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    •  Thanks Again nuclear winter solstice! (1+ / 0-)
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      I just found this article. Gas main leak in Kearny. Residents evacuated in the area. Causing severe delays on Route 7. by John Heinis/The Jersey Journal Thursday June 14 2012

      Brought To You By That Crazed Sociologist/Media Fanatic rebel ga Be The Change You Want To See In The World! Gandhi

      by rebel ga on Thu Jun 14, 2012 at 08:11:46 PM PDT

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  •  Go rebelga!!!! Signed petition and rec'cd. (2+ / 0-)
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    joe wobblie, rebel ga

    Keep up your good work!!!

    "Southern nights have you ever felt a southern night?" Allen Toussaint ~~Remember the Gulf of Mexico~~

    by rubyr on Sun Jun 10, 2012 at 08:34:44 AM PDT

  •  Liberty State Park is already (5+ / 0-)

    heavily polluted with chromium and other hazardous materials. The park was built on top of old railroad yards.

    Where are all the jobs, Boehner?

    by Dirtandiron on Sun Jun 10, 2012 at 09:09:04 AM PDT

    •  Not so much Dirtandiron (1+ / 0-)
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      They've been cleaning it up a lot in that area.

      There are way more polluted areas in Jersey City that are more appropriate since they don't have the amount of people around.

      Like route 440, which was all paint factories and other industrial companies 100 years ago. Continue up the shoreline there.

      I personally don't think this pipeline should be built at all. And I definitely think that if it does get built, it should be done responsibly!

      Brought To You By That Crazed Sociologist/Media Fanatic rebel ga Be The Change You Want To See In The World! Gandhi

      by rebel ga on Sun Jun 10, 2012 at 02:38:51 PM PDT

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  •  ♥Thanks For All The Rec's And Tips Everyone♥ (1+ / 0-)
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    Brought To You By That Crazed Sociologist/Media Fanatic rebel ga Be The Change You Want To See In The World! Gandhi

    by rebel ga on Sun Jun 10, 2012 at 02:42:13 PM PDT

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