The sweeping legislation Gov. Murphy signed into law today will reduce harmful emissions and restore the state’s leadership on clean energy.
“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.
Critical changes are needed to ensure transparent review of the need for any nuclear subsidies, to develop an effective renewable portfolio standard, and to support the growth of renewables and energy efficiency.
FERC’s letter did not grant the re-hearing requests. Instead, the evasive letter attempted to grant FERC indefinite time to respond to the requests. In other pipeline cases, this delay tactic has resulted in FERC’s response arriving too late to stop the pipeline.