CHESTERFIELD, NJ -
The township of Chesterfield has officially publicly supported the self-described ‘citizen activist’ group Responsible-Pipeline.
Before this point, township officials have been releasing public oppositions to the pipeline project, but recently the township put a link on their website, naming Reponsible-Pipeline.com as a valid way to help stop the pipeline.
In a statement to WBNC News, Responsible-Pipeline.com webmaster and Treasurer Walter Helfrecht says the loosely-organized ad-hoc group of citizen activists came together at the end of July. There is no formal board or formal incorporation. WBNC News asked if any township officials might be involved in the organization to help get this support, Mr. Helfrecht continued said Chesterfield committeeman Alex Robitin is working closely, along with members of the Chesterfield Environmental Commission, former Chesterfield School Board Members, and many other township individuals.
In a related story, the current Chesterfield Board of Education released a statement recently opposing the pipeline as well. It reads, “the Chesterfield Board of Education is concerned about the hazard the project may create due to the nature and volume of the highly explosive gas flowing through the pipeline and compressor station, and its proposed route, which crosses throughout our students’ neighborhoods and along school bus routes and could potentially delay or cut off the school from the township’s emergency services if an accident were to occur.”
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