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Administration Pushes SCOTUS to Take PennEast Pipeline Case (1)

Dec. 10, 2020, 1:49 AM; Updated: Dec. 10, 2020, 8:27 PM

The Trump administration is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling against a $1 billion natural gas pipeline.

A lower court’s decision to block PennEast pipeline developers from seizing state land threatens to “significantly disrupt” the government’s ability to manage the country’s energy supply, lawyers for the Justice Department and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said in a brief Wednesday.

“Requiring all interstate natural-gas pipelines to be re-routed (if possible) over exclusively private land would significantly restrict FERC’s ability to approve those projects, pose a substantial risk of increasing the costs and environmental impacts of the Nation’s natural-gas ...

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