In the famous Emanuel Leutze painting, Washington Crossing the Delaware, the future president is shown standing in his boat leading the charge to capture 1,000 Hessians in Trenton.
There are no more Hessian mercenaries in our capital city, but there are dozens of well-paid
Hessians lobbyists who are pushing to make New Jersey the Pipeline State. Sitting between the fracked lands of Pennsylvania and the Atlantic Ocean/Northeast Corridor, dirty energy companies look upon us as fertile land to spew their groundwater-polluting high-pressure explosive time bombs.
Today, a group of a few dozen environmentalists and kayakers rallied at the point where Washington entered New Jersey for his surprise attack.
As Jeff Tittel, Director of the New Jersey Chapter of the Sierra Club points out, the pipeline capacity already in place is sufficient to meet the state’s needs.
We need to stop this foolish investment in dirty energy and instead turn our attention to investment in cheaper, cleaner, renewable resources.