A public hearing tonight is expected to attract both opponents and supporters of a proposed 24-inch pipeline through 15 miles of the New Jersey Pinelands. The pipeline would carry natural gas to fuel the B. L. England power plant in Beesleys Point.
The plant currently burns coal and would be forced to close if the pipeline is denied.
Environmental groups oppose the pipeline. Union workers support it.
Hearing updates can be tracked on Twitter and Facebook via the hashtag #NoSJGas
ABC 6 and NJTV News summarize the proposal and preview tonight's debate:
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Related environmental news stories:
Pinelands gas pipeline hearing Monday - Press of Atlantic City
Proposed Natural Gas Pipeline Would Cut Through Pinelands - NJ Spotlight
$8M deal could clear way for Pinelands pipeline - Cherry Hill Courier Post
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