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Opponents of gas company loop frustrated; company has power of eminent domain

The commissioners said that none of the other 13 residents whom they contacted have responded to a letter and several calls.

“As I see it, the big problem is on the Jersey side,” Wagner said. “That’s where the park is. And there is only one resident in Jersey that has responded to us.”

David Wallace, a New Jersey attorney, was present at the meeting, representing the only Jersey resident who has responded.

“You have to realize that FERC is funded by utility companies,” said resident Jack O’Leary. He recalled that, on Long Island a number of years ago, residents stopped the building of a nuclear plant in Shoreham. “You have to organize if you want to stop this,” he said.

“The company has eminent domain, so they can do whatever they want,” Osterberg said.