Gov. Murphy can count some big clean energy wins from his first year, but a host of unneeded, polluting fossil projects, such as the proposed PennEast pipeline and others, threaten to undermine his progress.
A bipartisan group of elected officials today joined conservation leaders and citizen landowners whose land will be seized by PennEast pipeline after a court ruling on Friday, in opposition to an infrastructure project that will serve no public benefit.
“Today’s ruling favored private interests over the public good by letting PennEast — owned in part by New Jersey Resources and South Jersey Industries — seize nearly 150 private and preserved lands for its ill-advised pipeline before theState of New Jersey has decided whether it will even be approved.”
The title of a new report from New Jersey Conservation Foundation sums it up: The proposed PennEast pipeline is a solution in search of a problem.
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.