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.
The state’s additional move to prevent PennEast from taking private homes and property showed strong leadership to protect the public interest from this unneeded pipeline.
The request challenges FERC’s issuance of the Jan. 19 order when significant amounts of data concerning environmental impacts still have not been provided by PennEast.
The lands were preserved with taxpayer dollars by New Jersey voters and set aside for the public and future generations to enjoy. Open space preservation protects wildlife habitats and wetlands that filter air and drinking water and reduce flooding, and prevents soil erosion.