this jan. 6, 2014, file photo shows a section of the pinelands region in lakehurst n.j. new jersey regulators are set to vote friday, feb. 24, 2017, on whether a natural gas pipeline should run through the state's federally protected pinelands preserve. (ap photo/wayne parry, file)new jersey environmental regulators on friday approved a hotly contested plan to run a natural gas pipeline through a federally protected forest preserve amid raucous protests that included drums, tambourines and choruses of `this land is your land.` the 15-member new jersey pinelands commission voted to approve a plan by south jersey gas to run the pipeline through the federally protected pinelands preserve, where development is drastically restricted. the protesters' loud ruckus drowned out the members, even as they voted nine in favor and five against, with one abstention.it was the most emotionally charged jobs-vs-environment clash in recent new jersey history, and was closely watched by environme...