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Supreme Court Seeks White House Views on Major Pipeline Case

June 30, 2020, 10:56 AM

The U.S. Supreme Court has given the Trump administration a homework assignment that could decide the fate of the proposed PennEast pipeline.

Asked for Brief: At issue is whether developers can seize state-owned land in New Jersey to build the $1 billion natural gas project, which is backed by Enbridge Inc., Southern Co., and other companies. The justices on Monday asked the solicitor general to file a brief expressing the U.S. views on the question—a sign of interest in the case.

Severe Disruptions: PennEast supporters say the industry will face severe disruptions—giving states a new tool to block projects—if the...

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