On September 19, 2018, New Jersey’s Office of the Attorney General filed a petition for review of FERC’s certificate for the PennEast pipeline in the D.C. Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals.
Citing violations of two key federal laws, New Jersey conservation groups formally asked the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to throw out FERC’s issuance of a certificate for the proposed PennEast pipeline.
Calling the ruling a perfect example of FERC’s fundamentally flawed practices, New Jersey conservation groups said they will appeal the commission’s recent decision to deny multiple requests for rehearing and motions for stay of the controversial PennEast pipeline project.
Suggested amendments to FERC processes would prevent unneeded projects like proposed PennEast pipeline.
“Today’s action by the attorney general and the Murphy administration challenging FERC’s flawed process and findings on PennEast sends a strong message that their proposed pipeline never should have been granted a conditional certificate from FERC.”