There is nothing more terrifying than an explosion that comes out of nowhere and maims or kills you. With the horrific tragedy of a natural gas pipeline explosion that happened in Pennsylvania recently I have come to the conclusion that there is absolutely no reason whatsoever to dig holes in the ground to add natural gas pipelines.
Noise pollution in one of my many pet peeves in general. As I have both noise sensitivity and tinnitus, I really hate loud noises. Though there are many sounds I cannot control, there are some that I can control. Damage to hearing that is caused by the proposed Chesterfield Compressor Station is something that we as a community can prevent to keep both our hearing and our sanity intact.
The Chesterfield Compressor Station goes hand-in-hand with the Southern Reliability Link so we must stand together to fight this as well. A compressor station is the facility that is needed to force the gas through the pipeline and it poses its own set of health and environmental concerns for the citizens of our area.
Almost every Thursday I walk with a friend up and down a short stretch of the Union Transportation Trail, a beautiful trail that was once part of a railroad that ran between Pemberton and Hightstown. Besides good conversations, we enjoy the flora and fauna that surrounds us. There are several streams that flow under the bridges we cross. I often stop to take photos of the various plants we come across. It’s a small gem hidden away in a bustling state that people normally associate with city life. However, this is all being threatened by a proposed high-pressure gas line that will run close by if it is allowed to be constructed.