By Ben Horowitz
NEWARK — A group of eight labor unions and business associations have formed a coalition aimed at gathering public support for the embattled Pilgrim Pipeline proposal.
Signaling that Pilgrim is preparing to press its effort to gain government approvals, the group announced the formation of the Coalition to Support Pilgrim Pipeline.
By Daniel Hubbard
The Heavy and General Construction Laborers Local 472 and other unions are fighting for 2,000 construction jobs the project would create.
Several unions from New York and New Jersey and a Bergen County freeholder are fighting for the 2,000 construction jobs the Pilgrim Pipeline would create if it is built.
By Anthony Forlai
Regarding “Bergen freeholders vote to oppose pipeline project” (Page L-5, Sept. 17):
Congratulations to Bergen County Freeholder John Felice for being the board’s lone voice for responsible energy infrastructure development in New Jersey. While the other board members pandered to certain environmental groups opposing the Pilgrim Pipeline, Felice put facts ahead of easy political points.
The facts are that pipelines are the safest and most environmentally responsible way to transport the fuels we all depend on, and that Pilgrim will bring well-paying jobs to New Jersey’s working families.
By Joe Benardella II
Regarding “Pipeline foes seek freeholder support” (Page L-1, July 16):
The Bergen County freeholders must be sure to gather all the facts about the proposed Pilgrim Pipeline and other available energy transportation options before passing judgment.
The truth is, by any statistical test, pipelines are by far the safest means of transporting oil, a resource that will power our economy for decades to come. While many opponents reside outside Bergen County, most residents recognize the need for responsible energy infrastructure development and the many jobs it creates for working families. The freeholders should allow the state to conduct its full review before taking a position on the issue.
By John DiMasi
The Morris County freeholders decided awhile back to join the Sierra Club’s bandwagon of alarmists in opposition to the proposed Pilgrim Pipeline, which would carry oil and refined petroleum products between Albany, N.Y. and Linden. It is unfortunate that the freeholders did not bother to consider the benefits of the pipeline, which ironically, would actually help the environment, not hurt it.