Clean Ocean Action


Help Stop NESE!

Save the Bay, Save the Ocean, Save Our Air, Save our Climate!

Act now to help stop the proposed 23.4-mile methane gas pipeline and a massive new methane gas compressor station called the Northeast Supply Enhancement Project (NESE).  This is the fourth time that Williams-Transco is seeking approval for this dirty, fossil fuel, climate-changing project.  The ecological and public health consequences will be devastating and will continue for 50 years or more. 

Upcoming NESE Decision Dates:

May 7 - Public comment deadline to NJDEP on NESE project (pipeline & compressor station) Read Clean Ocean Action's May 7th comments.
May 17 - NY Governor Cuomo’s decision on relevant NESE permits
June 2020 - NY Public Service Commission (PSC) decision on National Grid report
June 5 - Federal offshore permit
June 12 - NJ Governor Murphy’s decision on Federal Water Quality Certificate (WQC)

Say No to NESE Action Checklist

READ: Learn about NESE’s harmful impacts by:

  • Reviewing Clean Ocean Action’s factsheet and series of six impact summary sheets - Bad Actors Behind the Project, Climate Change Impacts, Impacts from the Re-suspension of Toxic Sediment, Impacts on Marine Life & Shore Economies, Impacts to Air Quality, Pollution without Justification.
  • Reading Synapse Energy Economics’ comprehensive assessment report, entitled “Assessment of National Grid’s Long Term Capacity Report,” from April 6, 2020. The Synapse report confirms that there is absolutely no need for the NESE Project, or any other large-scale fossil fuel infrastructure investment. The report outlines several critical errors and omissions associated with National Grid’s Capacity Report, which led the company to falsely conclude that they needed additional natural gas capacity. Indeed, this information is clear evidence that NESE is not needed.
  • Check NJDEP’s webportal for information related to the NESE Project (

WRITE: Submit your comments to NJDEP by midnight on May 7, 2020, online (  or by email (NESEcomment@(Spam protected email address) Read Clean Ocean Action's May 7th comments.

  • Tell NJDEP to deny this unnecessary and environmentally destructive project once and for all.
  • If needed, use this template to frame your comments
  • Read COA's April 6th comments to NJDEP here

SIGN and share the petition using COA's STOP NESE petition

  • no age requirement for signing

URGE your town to pass a municipal resolution to oppose NESE

  • Contact the Municipal Clerk, Mayor, or Council Member and share Clean Ocean Action’s sample municipal resolution with them; action must be taken immediately
  • Thanks to the towns who have passed resolutions opposing NESE in 2020: Aberdeen, Atlantic Highlands, Fair Haven, Franklin Township, Hazlet, Highlands, Holmdel, Keyport, Keansburg, Middletown, Rumson, Sea Bright, South Brunswick, Union Beach (list as of April 28, 2020)
  • Monmouth County Board of Freeholders passed a resolution opposing NESE in 2020


CALL NJ Governor Phil Governor at (609) 292-6000 and demand that he say NO to NESE.

ENGAGE fellow organizations members in these actions;

  • Share information with members by email, social media, and at meetings

INFORM businesses about this project

Ask them to display petitions and return completed petitions to Clean  Ocean Action

CONTACT your Legislators and urge them to say NO to NESE

SHARE: Follow Clean Ocean Action to share the latest information and actions on NESE!

  • Facebook: @CleanOcean
  • Twitter: @CleanOcean
  • Instagram:@cleanoceanaction

RALLY OTHERS: Use COA’s Stay-at-Home Action Kit to tell your family and friends to take any or all of these actions!

Together, we can STOP NESE! Our future is at stake!


Ocean Dumping Proposed by NESE Pipeline

COA submitted comments in January to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers demanding the agency deny Transco’s request to dump 735,000 cubic yards of contaminated dredged material produced from the NESE Pipeline construction in the ocean of the Jersey Shore. The comments outlined that the levels of contamination in the material, which if disposed in the ocean, would harm the surrounding environment and sensitive marine species at sensitive life stages. Read COA’s comments.


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