“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.”
In just 100 days, Gov. Murphy has already reversed much of the ground that we lost in the past eight years on the clean energy front by taking strong steps to set New Jersey firmly on a course toward 100% clean energy.
Gov. Murphy’s administration has the opportunity to do what the federal government failed to do: tell PennEast that its project is both economically and environmentally harmful.
U.S. Senator Cory Booker urged FERC to withdraw its conditional Certificate for PennEast pipeline, saying it threatens “fundamental Constitutional rights” since PennEast is not approved.
The State of NJ and land trusts have asked a court to reject PennEast’s request to condemn 149 NJ properties along its proposed gas pipeline route. The pipeline does not even have approval to build its project.