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Local Congressional Candidate Stands Against Pipeline Project

Feb 05, 2016 02:49PM

Alex Law

The South Jersey Gas Co. is seeking to revitalize the Pinelands Pipeline Project to install a brand-new 22-inch gas pipeline through 22 miles of the Pinelands and Southern New Jersey. The line would run from Millville to the BL England power plant in Upper Township, straight through protected pinelands in order to restart an old coal plant in Cape May County.

It promises to destroy waterways, forests and animal habitats and is also bad for the economy. New Jersey has an enormous opportunity to lead the world in green energy technology projects, but lobbying efforts with lawmakers shows the importance of peaceful-minded people engaging in politics.

At a recent event, New York Times bestselling author Marianne Williamson and congressional candidate Alex Law spoke about this idea, observing that many spiritual, peaceful-minded people often shy away from the political spectrum because of the harshness of it. However, she argued that we are in fact turning away from our responsibilities as caretakers of our society if we do that.

According to Law, the pipeline is a perfect example of this message because so few good people are willing to fight back. “Only by working together can we hope to overcome the organized forces that exploit our world in the quest for profit.”

We can be successful by using our spirituality and our peaceful nature to our advantage. Passion for the right thing, organized and spread to people, can make a difference. President Theodore Roosevelt once said, “When we thus rule ourselves, we have responsibilities of sovereigns, not of subjects.” If we remember that we have a responsibility as citizens of this wonderful community beyond our own spiritual peace, and act towards safeguarding the things that we care about, like the Pinelands, then the world will be a much better place.

Source: Alex Law is a lifelong South Jersey resident and current candidate for United States Congress. For more information or to get involved, email [email protected] or visit AlexLawforCongress.com.

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