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PennEast backs off plans for pipeline on NJ-owned land

Liquid pipelines; Shutterstock ID 200564114; PO: IHS Inc. ; Job: Image Library; Client: Energy/IHS

A deal was struck this week with the New Jersey Attorney General's Office, according to a one-page notice sent to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. "Although the company is still pushing ahead with plans to build an unnecessary and ill-conceived pipeline, we will continue to lead the fight against it, and we are confident that we will ultimately prevail in court," reads a statement from Leland Moore, a spokesperson for the Attorney General's office. 

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US Supreme Court backs PennEast Pipeline in dispute over NJ land

Proposed route of the PennEast Pipeline.

In a 5-4 ruling, the justices overturned a lower court ruling that favored the State of New Jersey, saying that the Natural Gas Act enacted in 1938, which allows private energy companies to seize land for a project if they have obtained a certificate from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission reflecting that the construction of a pipeline “is or will be required by the present or future public convenience and necessity,” can be applied to state-owned land.

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