Environment & Energy Report

PennEast Gas Pipeline Seeks Supreme Court Review of Land Clash

Feb. 24, 2020, 2:00 PM

Developers of the proposed PennEast pipeline are pushing the Supreme Court to get involved in a New Jersey land dispute that could derail the $1 billion project.

Lawyers for PennEast Pipeline Co. LLC last week petitioned the justices to review a ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit that blocked the company from seizing state-owned land.

Pipeline companies routinely use eminent domain authority to acquire land after they get approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, a process set out by the Natural Gas Act. But the Third Circuit in September ruled that the Constitution bars...

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