The Senate must not let these nominations expire again!
Pipeline opponents call for investigation into pattern of drilling spills
The first step has been taken. Now it’s up to the Senate.
Governor Murphy appoints new Chair of the Pinelands Commission.
Share:This video is part of our Save the Source campaign to protect the Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer. Learn more at SavetheSource.org.
Despite the protections put into place four decades ago, the Pinelands faces numerous threats.
Share:There are a number of large hills in the Pine Barrens that some of us locals love to call mountains. Their names vary, from Jemima Mount, to Apple Pie Hill, Devious Mount, the Forked River Mountain, and Mt. Tabour. The chance to step out above the treeline and peer over the vast forests of the […]
The pipeline approvals run contrary to the Pinelands Comprehensive Management Plan and threaten the Kirkwood Cohansey Aquifer.
Share:Today is the 1st monthly meeting of the Pinelands Commission since the Nov. 7th Court decision that sent the SJ Gas Pipeline project back to them – stating that the Commission staff and the Board of Public Utilities had improperly approved the project without taking a full vote of the Commission. IRONICALLY – 3 yrs […]
Share: The PPA was recently alerted to a Facebook post by individuals plotting to cut into and destroy pristine Pinelands ponds with off-road vehicles. We confirmed the authenticity of the post and alerted the appropriate authorities. Notably, the organizer of this activity had come to a recent Pinelands Commission meeting claiming to be a responsible […]
Share:The Pinelands Commission has released the first official ORV damage report for a Pinelands area at their monthly meeting on October 14, 2016. Robyn Jenny, a Resource Planner, GIS mapped and confirmed data sets provided by the Pinelands Preservation Alliance, Pinelands Commission Staff, and Pinelands Commissioner Richard Prickett. The data that we provided was painstakingly […]
The Pinelands Commission needs to designate which forest paths are and are not appropriate for motor vehicle use
Share:On December 15, 2014 the Pinelands Preservation Alliance (PPA) released its 2014 State of the Pinelands Report. This past year has shown just how crucially the Pinelands depends on the support and will of two key players: the state Pinelands Commission and the governor of the day. We discuss the South Jersey Gas pipeline issue […]
Share:by Carleton Montgomery, Executive Director Governor Christie has submitted six nominations for the Pinelands Commission to the state Senate, which must confirm the nominations before they become effective. The nominees are: Candace McKee Ashmun of Bedminster, who has served on the commission since its creation in 1979 and is the only sitting Commissioner to be […]
Share:You may have heard about the controversy over building a solar power facility on the former Stafford Township landfill. Over the past week, the Commissioner of Environmental Protection, the Pinelands Commission, and finally a body called the State House Commission have all signed off on a no-bid deal the township made with Walters Group, the […]
Share:The Pinelands Commission implements its threatened and endangered (T&E) plant protection rule as if it were written, “No development shall be carried out by any person unless, in the judgment of the staff, there is a low probability of T&E plant populations occurring on the proposed development site, and, with respect to any T&E plant […]
Share:by Carleton Montgomery, Executive Director With the governor’s race imminent (can you wait for it to end?), a big group of environmental, housing and land use planning nonprofits, including PPA, got together to tell the candidates what they need to do to save the state’s land and water. We created a policy agenda of high-priority […]