FRANKLIN, NJ—On May 2, around 200 residents of Franklin Township and surrounding areas joined representatives of environmental organizations at an “Open Mic Rally” opposing the proposal to build a gas compressor station ten miles outside of New Brunswick.

They were joined by a busload of residents from Princeton, and other opponents hailing from communities including Montgomery and Sayreville to express their concerns about air and water pollution, and the risk of explosions, leaks, and fires associated with the controversial proposal.